Vague pleasantry

Found this little squib under the title bar at Creative Minority Report:

These days, people say “Season’s Greetings,” which, when you think about it, means nothing. It’s like walking up to somebody and saying “Appropriate Remark” in a loud, cheerful voice.

[nodding in apparent assent]


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 December 2014 · 4:33 pm

    Actually, “Appropriate remark” might be more useful. You know, in those situations where someone says something so wtf you don’t know WHAT to say, and if you say the wrong thing you’ll set them off and either get your ear talked off or be accused of being “mean” to them.

    It’s like the verbal equivalent of backing slowly away….

  2. McGehee »

    6 December 2014 · 5:19 pm

    <marginally interesting but mostly off-topic comment>

  3. McGehee »

    6 December 2014 · 5:19 pm


  4. okie1701 »

    7 December 2014 · 3:48 am

    Heh. Merry Christmas errybody!

  5. Roger Green »

    7 December 2014 · 5:53 am

    I’d be happy with “appropriate remark.” I’ve passed people in the hall with a low-key “good morning,” and sometimes, nothing at all. Maybe the coffee hasn’t kicked in…

  6. CGHill »

    7 December 2014 · 9:44 am

    It’s difficult to get anything out of me before noon.

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