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RICHVA--Remember that anything you have on the dashboard will come back at you at the same rate of speed with which you are traveling, should you have to come to a sudden stop!!


Actually, in  the event of a sudden stop, anything on the dashboard, along with the occupants, will want to go through the windshield at the same rate of speed. That is why it is a good idea to wear seat belts.  Smiley Wink

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I would suggest just being honest with them.


I suppose you are correct. There are no polite ways to say "you are being rude".

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How about, "mother may I"?


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@ChasKy53 wrote:

I hope neither of us could get mad over this, I certainly can't.  Actually, many use terms like "bless you",  "have a blessed day", etc. and mean nothing but good wishes by it. They consciously insert no religious connection to it.

 

But, if it really bothers you, perhaps you should tell them you don't appreciate a religious type phrase being thrown at you, and that many others may not. Maybe that would be better for you than just walking away. I just nod and go on, no matter what kind of well wish someone offers.

 

Peace be with you.


You are absolutely correct.  I have joined the millions of people who do not care to be blessed by a  person who has zero understanding of my stance on religion or God.  "They mean well".  "It does not hurt you". "Just walk away."   These are all lovely pieces of advice but I am looking for a polite way to say "Please do not cause your religion to intrude on our relationship."

 

Perhaps "May I ask which God you worship" would be an interesting comeback?


I would suggest just being honest with them.


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@ChasKy53 wrote:

I hope neither of us could get mad over this, I certainly can't.  Actually, many use terms like "bless you",  "have a blessed day", etc. and mean nothing but good wishes by it. They consciously insert no religious connection to it.

 

But, if it really bothers you, perhaps you should tell them you don't appreciate a religious type phrase being thrown at you, and that many others may not. Maybe that would be better for you than just walking away. I just nod and go on, no matter what kind of well wish someone offers.

 

Peace be with you.


You are absolutely correct.  I have joined the millions of people who do not care to be blessed by a  person who has zero understanding of my stance on religion or God.  "They mean well".  "It does not hurt you". "Just walk away."   These are all lovely pieces of advice but I am looking for a polite way to say "Please do not cause your religion to intrude on our relationship."

 

Perhaps "May I ask which God you worship" would be an interesting comeback?

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Any other suggestions on how to handle this?


How about GESUNDHEIT!!!!!

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@Richva wrote:

Just to be clear, I always say "Thank you" but every time someone does that I just want to respond; "And may the Force be with you".

 

I am not sure why this little bit of propaganda became acceptable, and it is harmless, but if I said "Have a Progressive year" or "May the Cubs win the pennant" I would be considered a kook.  Toss a little old time religion behind it and all is well. This is not to bless the recipient, it is to make the issuer of the blessing look good.  I compare it to spotting a Bible on the dashboard. All for show. 

 

So, how does: "And may ZhooL make all your children fertile" sound?

 

Any other suggestions on how to handle this?


Maybe respond with "shalom" ? ha ha    Or "Break a Leg" ? ha ha 

 

Seriously, it's just no big deal to me, more important things to be concerned with.


"Break a leg"...that's hilarious!!!


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@ChasKy53 wrote:

Maybe respond with "shalom" ? ha ha    Or "Break a Leg" ? ha ha 

 

Seriously, it's just no big deal to me, more important things to be concerned with.


I had a neighbor with whom I had a dispute.  Nothing huge but a dispute none the less.  He said "sometimes you have to let these things go. It just is not important enough for you to spend this much energy on it".

 

I responded, "I am so glad you feel this way. I was afraid we were going to have to argue over this all afternoon. I think you are correct and I think it is very big of you to let this small thing go. Thank you ".  

 

Needless to say, he then lost his temper. 


I hope neither of us could get mad over this, I certainly can't.  Actually, many use terms like "bless you",  "have a blessed day", etc. and mean nothing but good wishes by it. They consciously insert no religious connection to it.

 

But, if it really bothers you, perhaps you should tell them you don't appreciate a religious type phrase being thrown at you, and that many others may not. Maybe that would be better for you than just walking away. I just nod and go on, no matter what kind of well wish someone offers.

 

Peace be with you.


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Maybe respond with "shalom" ? ha ha    Or "Break a Leg" ? ha ha 

 

Seriously, it's just no big deal to me, more important things to be concerned with.


I had a neighbor with whom I had a dispute.  Nothing huge but a dispute none the less.  He said "sometimes you have to let these things go. It just is not important enough for you to spend this much energy on it".

 

I responded, "I am so glad you feel this way. I was afraid we were going to have to argue over this all afternoon. I think you are correct and I think it is very big of you to let this small thing go. Thank you ".  

 

Needless to say, he then lost his temper. 

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@Richva wrote:

Just to be clear, I always say "Thank you" but every time someone does that I just want to respond; "And may the Force be with you".

 

I am not sure why this little bit of propaganda became acceptable, and it is harmless, but if I said "Have a Progressive year" or "May the Cubs win the pennant" I would be considered a kook.  Toss a little old time religion behind it and all is well. This is not to bless the recipient, it is to make the issuer of the blessing look good.  I compare it to spotting a Bible on the dashboard. All for show. 

 

So, how does: "And may ZhooL make all your children fertile" sound?

 

Any other suggestions on how to handle this?


Maybe respond with "shalom" ? ha ha    Or "Break a Leg" ? ha ha 

 

Seriously, it's just no big deal to me, more important things to be concerned with.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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