One night at the bookstore, customer says to me "Merry Christmas" and I say "And a very happy Christmas to you."
"Don't you mean MERRY Christmas?" he asks.
I smile and say "Certainly sir, a very merry Christmas to you."
"What, they won't let you say CHRISTMAS in this store?" he asks.
"I did say Christmas," I reply. "Twice."
"Yeah, but the store doesn't really WANT you to say Christmas!" he said. "Everyone's AFRAID to say CHRISTMAS!"
I point to a large sign right behind me hanging above my head. In large red letters, it reads "MERRY CHRISTMAS."
"I don't think that's a problem here," I say with a smile. "We even have a selection of gift cards that say 'Merry Christmas' right on them - and a wide variety of Christmas books. Would you like to see them?"
"Go to HELL!" he said.