A Merry WHAT ???

  JoeC 21:32 23 Dec 2004

A sign of the times ?

Apologies to those who have seen it before:-

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year but I have been advised that the following may well be more "PC" :-

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or the secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

In addition, please also accept my best wishes for a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2005, but not without the due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make this country great (not to imply that this country is necessarily greater than any other country or area of choice), and without regard to race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual orientation of the wishers.

This is limited to the customary and usual good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first. "Holiday" is not intended, nor shall it be considered, limited to the usual Judeo-Christian celebrations or observances, or to such activities of any of any organized or ad hoc religious community, group, individual or belief (or lack thereof ).

Note: By accepting this greeting you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all. This greeting is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. This greeting implies no promise by the wisher actually to implement any of the wishes for the wisher her/himself or others, or responsibility for the consequences which may arise from the implementation or non implementation of it.

This greeting is void where prohibited by law.

It made me smile anyway !

  ventanas 21:49 23 Dec 2004

Nice one, I'll use this at the office tomorrow morning. Should get me thrown out early.

  Buchan 35 23:41 23 Dec 2004

Hey JoeC, thats brilliant, but I wonder what subhuman mind thought it up. Happy Christmas mate

  Sapins 10:06 24 Dec 2004

Written by the Government?

  Dorsai 18:05 24 Dec 2004

Written by someone so obsessed with not causing offence to one group (IE those who don't celebrate Xmas) that the end result is to offend those who do, by failing to mention it.

PC? If you want to think the C stands for correctness, that's up to you, I think it stands for something else I can't post here.

I find it offensive that people think i would be offended by their celebrating somthing i don't.

  Dorsai 18:05 24 Dec 2004

PS. It was funny though.

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