Friday, December 2, 2011
Pete was wrapping Christmas presents when Buddy walked in. He leaned over to see Pete sign each card with the words, "Happy Holidays." Buddy shook his head in disbelief. He snagged a chair and plunked down beside his friend Pete. "What season is this?" Buddy asked him. "It's Christmas season," Pete quickly answered. Buddy stood up and folded his arms and glared at Pete. "Then why are you sending cards with the words, Happy Holidays on it?" "Because everyone does it," Pete replied. "No, No, No," Buddy cried out, "It's Merry Christmas!" But Pete defended his actions. "Look around, " Pete responded back, " it's everywhere."
Buddy then posed three questions to Pete. "Do you say Happy Holidays on Fourth of July," Buddy asked him. "Do you say Happy Holidays on Thanksgiving Day," Buddy continued. "Or do you say Happy Holidays on Easter," Buddy added. Pete found himself speechless. He walked back to the table and tore up the cards. He pulled out a new card and signed it, Merry Christmas. He taped the card to a Christmas present and handed it to Buddy. Buddy's eyes lit up, He quickly thanked his friend for the gift. Pete smiled back and said, "Merry Christmas, my friend."