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    Default Re: Have a nice day - not!

    This sounds like a good place to be away from, - unless masochism is your thing, in which case "Have a nice day".
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    Default Re: Have a nice day - not!

    I recently got "Enjoy the rest of your day" which might as well have been "Enjoy the rest of your life." Does this imply that I have not enjoyed my day or my life thus far or does it suggest that either my day or my life may be soon to end so I should enjoy it while I can.

    Or that despite the awful tragedy that has just befallen me, I should enjoy it anyway? What if I want to weep instead?

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    Default Re: Have a nice day - not!

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil F View Post
    My pet hate is (and it is NZ based) -"how is your day going /been?" or "How are you?" Especially if it is voiced by a stranger or a cold call sales person.
    My thoughts are "none of your business-I would tell you voluntarily if I wanted you to know"
    I find it so insincere. Most people just mumble good, good or some other silly trite expression. You could reply - "horrible I've had some really bad medical news " and the first person will say "that's good" because their question was meaningless and they are not really listening to what you say in reply.
    I prefer to just say hello or hi-not even "good morning" because you may be unaware that the other person is having anything but a good morning.

    I do realise that for many people these are just robotic sayings.
    I just say, "well, no good complaining because no one listens anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakewoodlady View Post
    I just say, "well, no good complaining because no one listens anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakewoodlady View Post
    Seriously? Would you not like to be asked if you are wished well and the wishes come from a genuine person who works for some crap outfit that pays them the minimum wage and has a family to support? ��
    Being wished well is great, but being told what sort of a day to have is not,
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    Default Re: Have a nice day - not!

    Roscoe, have you thought that pleasantries are the grease to the wheels of society? I would occasionally offend you as I do just that. I genuinely mean it when I do greet people and I would be upset if I thought I had offended someone.

    Unfortunately, this seems to be the way society is going nowadays. However I shall keep on doing as I always have.

    If you meet me in the street please accept my greetings.

    Ken

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    Default Re: Have a nice day - not!

    It seems society now actually wants to be permanently offended. Offended is the new normal, but I refuse to be that normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    It seems society now actually wants to be permanently offended. Offended is the new normal, but I refuse to be that normal.
    You are right. People are offended by just about anything these days. And in many cases some people are being offended on behalf of someone else, in particular the do gooders in this country are often offended on behalf of the maoris. Why is that? Surely if the maoris were offended by what someone said or did, they could speak up for themselves?
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    Default Re: Have a nice day - not!

    Nowadays, when I get the perfunctory "'Ow are ya?" I generally reply that I can't remember (on the grounds that some things are better forgotten.) Or, "That is too hard a question. Ask me an easy one."

    I don't know if it makes the asker reflect on how meaningless their automatic greeting is. Sometimes I will just say "I don't know. Ask my doctor." Which doesn't quite work when it is the doctor asking the question.

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