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   I"m stiking with the :  hope the Cubs win the pennant.      People need to know that they have crossed a line and are being  inappropriate.    

 

     Regardless of what some say, not everyone needs or wants to be involved in "blessed" and according to dictionary, the statement has a religious connotation.  

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d206460m wrote:
I too find this extremely annoying. It is inappropriate in a business setting but more than once I've had bank clerks, cashiers, telephone customer service people, etc. say this to me. Outside of a supermarket I gave a donatin to a woman who was collecting, not for a church, but for an animal rescue. After she uttered her "blessings" I asked if the rescue was run by a church. She replied in the negative, so WHY was it necessary for her to say that? I wanted to snatch my $5 back!

 

@d206460m  Welcome to the forum, dee em.  Look forward to seeing more of your thoughts on issues in the near future.  Have fun and "may the Force be with you"....

 

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When they hit you with the line, just say "fourteen".  Then tell them you are counting your blessings. 

 

I am amazed at how many hits I got on Google for how to respond to this though. 

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I too find this extremely annoying. It is inappropriate in a business setting but more than once I've had bank clerks, cashiers, telephone customer service people, etc. say this to me. Outside of a supermarket I gave a donatin to a woman who was collecting, not for a church, but for an animal rescue. After she uttered her "blessings" I asked if the rescue was run by a church. She replied in the negative, so WHY was it necessary for her to say that? I wanted to snatch my $5 back!
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@Richva wrote:

I do not understand why some people must include religion in their every day dealings with people not of their faith.  

Years ago i was phone banking for the Dems. A ot of people just cut me off with " God bless you" , meaning scroo you of course.

 

One day a number popped up that belonged to the BUSH campaign manager for the county..and yes I did call. he says.." DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?" i said yeah.. a normal citizen lol

 


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Rich- f people live and breath their religions.  It is who they are it is were in there estimation makes them hole so I do think we need to understand that.  And this is from someone who's not particularly religious,  but who know plenty who are.

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I do not understand why some people must include religion in their every day dealings with people not of their faith.  

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@nyadrn wrote:

Did you ever consider that the person might be very sincere.  How to handle this?  Why don't you just tell them you don't appreciate their words of blessing.  At least that is honest.  I have to say that I am truly amazed by this.   Wondering how to respond to someone's offered good will is definitely at the bottom of my list. 


I also would be sincere wishing "and may the Force be with you".  It is honest, it is innocuous, it is no big deal. That may be the way to respond then. 


Have at it.  

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@nyadrn wrote:

Did you ever consider that the person might be very sincere.  How to handle this?  Why don't you just tell them you don't appreciate their words of blessing.  At least that is honest.  I have to say that I am truly amazed by this.   Wondering how to respond to someone's offered good will is definitely at the bottom of my list. 


I also would be sincere wishing "and may the Force be with you".  It is honest, it is innocuous, it is no big deal. That may be the way to respond then. 

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@Richva

Sounds like you are offended because you are taking it a religious way.

It doesn't have to be taken in that way.  "Blessed" also has informal or non religious meaning.

 

: bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune  - a blessed event

—used as an intensive
never had one blessed minute of instruction 

 

used in mild expressions of annoyance or exasperation.
"there wasn't a blessed thing anybody could have done"

 

You could always reply using something like a very spiritual (not religious) friend of mine always says -

"Love and Light, have a Wonderful Day"

 

I think folks who might say this to you have good intentions of wishing you well.

Why take it any other way and wish them the same, perhaps in different words.

 

 And I think folks who say this to me are trying to point out what good Christians they are. If they need a publicist, they probably are not doing it correctly. 

 

Blessed could mean many things. But what they mean is "may you worship my God and have him give you benefits". 

 

From the number of people who have posted their being uncomfortable with the phrase, why do the blessers feel thay have to continue? If it is no big deal, THEN STOP DOING IT!

 


 

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