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Old 12-21-2015, 03:29 AM   #4791
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Pretty much the only time I get "bent out of shape" if someone says "Merry Xmas" to me is when it's meant rudely. Those are the times that someone who knows I don't celebrate Xmas says "Merry Xmas" to me with "that tone of voice". I might ignore it or I might say something snarky.
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:19 AM   #4792
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I am on a "rant" today. Thursday someone wished me a "Happy Holiday."

"Which holiday?" asked. "Christmas, New Years, Quanza? Which one."

All I got in return was a stare. "Well I guess I mean Christmas."

"Then wish me a Merry Christmas. If I am not Christian, I will let you know. Stop worrying about being so PC. It is not becoming to anyone. Remember, it 'tis the reason for the season."

All I see on the TV is Happy Holiday. I want to see Merry Christmas.
I have a number of my Mom's and my Aunt's vintage brooches. Vintage 1950's. Guess what one of my favorite ones is? The one that says "Happy Holidays". Greetings like that have been used as well-wishes at this time of year for well over a half-century. As the graphic that taxy posted points out, there are many holidays in the last two months of the year. If someone wishes me "Happy Holidays" I figure they want me to enjoy ALL of them, and not just Christmas. Besides, WHICH Christmas do you want them to wish you a Merry for? December 25th? Or maybe it's the Orthodox date of January 7th? Next time, just smile and reply "Merry Christmas".
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:24 AM   #4793
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IMHO such sensitivity is getting ridiculous. I believe it is at Oberlin College that the cafeteria is being charged with racism because their ethnic recipes are not authentically prepared.
Oberlin is getting raked over the coals for all sorts of perceived offenses. It's sad, too, because Oberlin has always been a very progressive place, both the college and the town. It was a stop along the Underground Railroad, it's always been a community accepting of all sorts of alternate lifestyles. And now? One wonders what "oops" in the college cafeteria caused a group of students to get their knickers in a twist.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:11 PM   #4794
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I have been having really hard time sleeping, due to lousy pillows. I am not used to American style pillows, but cannot find a good quality european pillow. The square ones. They are available on Amazon, but I am afraid to buy something and then deal with returns, could be a pain in the neck, literally. Does anybody have experience with european pillows?
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:14 PM   #4795
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I have been having really hard time sleeping, due to lousy pillows. I am not used to American style pillows, but cannot find a good quality european pillow. The square ones. They are available on Amazon, but I am afraid to buy something and then deal with returns, could be a pain in the neck, literally. Does anybody have experience with european pillows?
I think you can get them at Ikea. I know you can get the square pillow cases, or at least could.
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Charlie, other than the square shape, what do you want inside? Personally, I can't sleep on anything but down.

Both Target and Penney's claim to have them.
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Charlie, other than the square shape, what do you want inside? Personally, I can't sleep on anything but down.

Both Target and Penney's claim to have them.

Yes down. I never seen them in target, thanks, will have to check.


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Old 12-22-2015, 09:39 AM   #4798
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Yes down. I never seen them in target, thanks, will have to check.


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Charlie, I googled https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

I got a lot of hits.
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:14 PM   #4799
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There are a lot of hits. I know. Problem half of those pillows are decorative. Can't sleep on them. I've bought some from BB&B and some from Macy's. Had to return both times. They were terrible to sleep on.


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Can't resist posting this in light of the conversation a few posts back:




Mmmm, eggnog.
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