The Intolerance of it All

Posted Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by Kally83
Since the beginning of December, I’ve shrugged off countless Facebook status’ that all pretty much say the same darn thing. The essence is “I celebrate THIS, so you’d better wish me Merry/Happy THIS or else you must be some sort of illegal immigrant who should go bother someone else in your own country.” Ok so they aren’t ALL exactly like that but you get the jist. It irritates me beyond anything that people, of any religion or culture, can’t just accept well wishing from someone. For a season that’s supposed to be about love, giving and happiness, the amount of intolerance that looms over it makes me sick to my stomach.

To make myself feel better (and I suppose to give an underhanded “stick it to you”), I wrote my own status:

I’d like to wish you my best for the season. So if I say Happy Holidays and you’d rather hear Merry Christmas, or I wish you Happy Yule and you’d rather hear Happy Chanukah, please accept my wishes of happiness and health in whatever way makes the most sense to you, regardless of the words that come out of my mouth.

Apparently, I failed to impress people because no one likes it when you refuse to tolerate their intolerance. Do I care? No. I said what needed to be said and I feel darn good about it!

May your Chanukah be light, your Yule be blessed, your Christmas merry and your Holidays happy! :)


  1. Aine O'Brien

    Good for you!!! ps. I hate facebook. Just today I told The Bard that I thought FB was like one giant high school reunion, with everyone trying to look their best and brag about their wonderful lives.

  1. Aisha

    @Aine ain't that the truth. i think it's funny how people who couldn't stand you in real life request you as a friend. LOL
    Nice status do you mind if I borrow it?

  1. Kally83

    @Aine FB frustrates me a lot too. I have found it handy to keep in touch with family and a few friends that I don't see terribly often but I definitely hear you on the "high school reunion", it's so true!!

  1. Kally83

    @Aisha By all means, go ahead and use it if you like

  1. ~*Gypsy*~

    Love it!

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