Thursday, December 17, 2009

Politically Correct Holiday Greeting

In the spirit of the Non-specific-gift-giving season, I present a classic non-denominational-winter-solstice-holiday greeting. (Author unknown)

Greetings, 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 secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

And a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great, (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only "America" in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual preference of the wishee.

(By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.)


  1. Tom...

    OUCH! Legalese is always hard to read, even in a humorous context!

    I know you feel quite strongly about this..and I do agree with you, that PC can often be carried to extreme lengths, in a self-satisfied way, beyond what is necessary for an atmosphere of inclusiveness.

    My Christmas wish:(yes, I used the non-PC term, hee hee!) Broadcast a holiday commercial, on prime time TV, (or better yet during a major sporting event), in which a man purchases a special gift and, in a room with a tree, manger scene underneath, wreath on the door, and "Silent Night" playing softly, presents it with a tender his male partner.

    But then,PC does have its limitaations, to the relief of many....

  2. LMAO! I love it and isn't that the truth these days!

  3. I think you covered all the bases. Nicely done.

  4. Thank you all for your kind comments. And let me be the first to wish you a joyful winter-solstice holiday, or not, if you adverse to such things! And welcome to my blog, Kitty, Momma and Rambler!


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