Mildly Offensive Meme That Pisses Me Off

I have been known to have a bit of a flash fire temper. Quick to get pissed off, but relatively quick to cool off. Rarely do I actually get offended. Occasionally, though, something will gnaw at me for a while, like a slow burn, building up until it catches fire.

When I first saw the meme below on facebook, I just kept scrolling. People post all kinds of stuff on facebook. No biggie, right?

The next day, a different person posted it. I tried to keep on scrolling. I really did try. I told myself, “Let it go, Rhonda. It’s not a big deal.” But I couldn’t completely let it go, so I just left a little comment saying it seemed offensive.

Whew. Okay, on to other things. Out of sight, out of mind. Well, not completely out of mind, but pretty much.

The next day, I’m scrolling around on facebook again, and yet another person posts the same damn thing. How many people do I know that think this is okay? At this point I’m not quite offended, but I am perturbed. Bothered. Annoyed.

I’m telling myself, “keep scrolling, keep scrolling, KeepScrolling, KeepScrolling, KeepScrollingKeepScollingKeepScolling!” but I can’t do it. It’s not in me to just look the other way.

You know I can’t let it go, right? Crap like this annoys the hell out of me. I really try to ignore it, but something inside me keeps screaming WHAT THE HELL? WHY ARE PEOPLE THIS FRICKIN RUDE?

offensive christmas

If you aren’t sure why it’s rude, let me tell you. It’s basically the equivalent of people saying “My opinions are more important than yours, and if you don’t agree with me, then fuck off.”

I wasn’t going to get into this whole “War on Christmas” shit. I was going to happily mind my own business for a change. I was doing great and was actually quite proud of myself. But this meme gets on every last one of my nerves.

If someone has different beliefs, why does that make it okay to be rude to them? Especially during this “Most wonderful time of year? The happiest season of all?” It doesn’t seem very Christmas-y that people go around pissing on someones day just because they can.

Some people completely miss the point. Instead of bitching and moaning about if someone says Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays, maybe we should all just go around saying BE HAPPY! That’s supposedly the point, right?

I think many people revert back to a 5 year old’s mentality and walk around essentially saying “my holiday can beat up your holiday.” That sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Instead of seeing that almost everyone is celebrating holidays, some assholes nit pick and criticize people for celebrating the wrong one. They seize every opportunity to passive-aggressively point out the “right” holiday that should be celebrated.

It seems to me like everyone just needs to grow the hell up. Make this a magical time of the year. Enjoy your celebration, but respect everyone’s right to do the same.

One last thing – if I see that Merry Christmas meme up there again on facebook, I will probably comment “Be Happy” while calling the poster an arrogant douchebag behind their back. Just say no to douchebags.

Be Happy

24 Thoughts on “Mildly Offensive Meme That Pisses Me Off

  1. I haven’t seen this on Facebook (yet!) but I gotta agree with you 100%. I work in a retail environment. I have no clue why people are buying from me…may be for Christmas, may be for something else. When I finish a transaction, I tell them to ‘have a great day’.

    If they want to respond back to me with something about the holiday season I thank them. We both go on our way. Simple as that.

  2. You rant – sparked my rant LOL. I agree that the post is offensive but I also say Merry Christmas or Have a Good Holiday or even enjoy your Holiday when I’m talking to strangers. It’s not because I don’t want to offend anyone because I think the whole debate is really ridiculous and people need to stop being babies about every little thing. When did everyone on the planet get so thin skinned that everything became offensive? I’m not one of those “they’re taking Christ of out Christmas” people either so please don’t assume that. People have been saying Merry Christmas for at least the last 100 years to people of many different faiths and beliefs in this country but now it’s offensive. gone are the days when people would just say thank you and move on. Why can’t people just take it for what it is, someone just trying to say in their own little way, have a nice time in whatever you do to celebrate the end of the year. When I say Merry Christmas, I’m not trying to bring you to Jesus. I could care less if you’re a Christian or not, none of my business. When I say Happy Holidays I don’t need I lecture about why I need to say Merry Christmas. You can’t please everyone all the time, so why try?

    • I completely agree Michelle! If people give me a holiday greeting, whether it’s one I celebrate or not, I’m not offended either. I take it at face value that they are spreading cheer and telling me to “be happy!” and I really do appreciate that.

      It’s the pushy, self righteous attitude of this meme that upsets me. It’s not telling people to be happy and spreading holiday cheer. In fact, it’s just the opposite and that’s just ridiculous.

      Have a great day! :D

  3. I couldn’t agree more.

    It’s dumb from all sides. If I don’t celebrate Christmas, and someone tells me Merry Christmas, then I am going to say thank you, because they are being friendly. Conversely. If someone says Happy Holidays, I’m not gonna get my panties wadded up because they left out the ‘Christmas’.

    I think people need to remove the tinsel stick from their ass and just be friendly.

  4. wow, I celebrate Christmas and that meme bugs me! It IS aggressive! I haven’t seen it on FB yet so thanks for the heads up!

  5. Tinsel stick! Oh boy that’s awesome.
    When I see this meme, it makes me think of all the other stupid memes out there that are made just to make one group of people feel better than another group. ‘Real women have curves’ ‘Real women lift weights’ blah blah blah.
    So douchebags make these memes just to justify their rude ass behavior.
    Merry Christmas Happy Holidays Happy Kwanzaa Happy Hanukkah…Who gives a shit?
    Smile, say thank you, and be grateful someone was kind enough to bless you with a well-wishing.

  6. I saw it on facebook weeks ago, and although it didn’t “bug” me at that point, another one has. This one is calm compared to the one that irks me, but it’s still ridiculous. I love your “Be Happy” tag. Guess it beats a punch in the face and night in jail. Sorry…haven’t had coffee yet lol.

    • Now you’ve got me wondering…I need to know which one irks you! You’ve gotta share! :) Maybe I should have gone with a punch in the face, because I went to the source of the meme and read the comments of all the jerkwads who like it and it pissed me off even more. Bunch of self centered asshats.

  7. I haven’t seen the one that irks me since last year, but it was everywhere. It was just text, but the wording was worse than this years. This one obviously replaced it because it’s frilly. Stupid fkers. Sorry, I cuss…and that one’s a lot better than the one I was going to type. Point is, yeah, a punch would be good…maybe to the groin. Keep ‘em from breeding further. I don’t give a rat’s ass what religion anyone is, but to spout tolerance on Sunday and then spread that shit every other day is just hypocritical bullshit. And this is why I avoid politics, too. But you should see me juggle. ;)

    • Your whole response cracked me up. Well, if there was no cussing allowed, I guess this site would probably not exist. I’m not a fan of censorship. The sad thing is, I think many of them don’t even spout tolerance on Sunday – it’s my way or the highway. I guess the right to be a douchebag is a protected right, but some of these people even take that too far.

      I have a feeling you and I were probably best friends in another life :D

      • Yeah, I was kinda vibing that bf thing a bit, too lol. Or sisters. But considering I liked ya from the get-go, methinks the bf makes more sense. ;)

  8. Ah, more from the camp “If I’m not Bitchin’, then I’m not Breathin’!” … seriously, why can’t people just do their own thing without always needing to poke the bear!? The whole War on Cmas thing really pisses me off … then again, I love it–b/c it shows the true colors of so many people, some of which I might have been otherwise tricked to think were kind-hearted, loving, thoughtful types. Instead, I learn that they’re closed-minded, my-way-or-the-highway douchecanoes.

    • It’s really amazing how well you can get to know a seemingly “normal” person on facebook. Oh, and pinterest! I used to hold back some on FB, but if someone followed me on Pinterest, they totally got to see who I was. Now, sadly, I don’t have time for pinterest much. People post all types of shit they wouldn’t have the balls to say to someone elses face. I just let it out here :)

  9. Major Douchewaffle on December 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm said:

    So – this post shows up on my news feed from a friend of mine, and at first I have nothing to say, people are entitled to their opinions. But then I get to thinking – where does she get off? THEN, I look at the comments – like a bunch of hens in a hen house here. Getting offended because people get offended? Being rude because people are rude? “Be Happy” indeed. Pretty weak ass argument – and, well, contrary to your argument. The picture is meant to goad people like you into a frenzy – you say “be happy” but you’re not happy… none of you are. You say it is meant to make a group of people who think the same feel good about themselves… sort of like this post and all the comments…? Hey. Bitch Girl… got some advice for you. “Be Happy” don’t let shit bother you so much. Ignore the idiots and let them be idiots. Oh – and if you want to debate about something, start one in a forum where not everyone agrees with you. I think you have some talent here Bitch Girl, but you’ll have to do better than this.

    • Hey Douchewaffle, I prefer douchebag though, so I’ll just call ya that from here on out, okay? Of course it’s okay.

      First, you are correct. People are entitled to their opinions. Second, if anyone disagrees with me, I welcome them to be able to express their opinions. That’s why I don’t moderate the comments here. Any old douchebag can say anything they’d like and I’m fine with that.

      But, on to your point. I’m perfectly happy with people saying whatever they’d like. However, I’m not happy, and will never be happy, with people thinking the world revolves around them and their own personal beliefs. I think the meme is meant for a bunch of arrogant asshats to rally around and say “Yeah, you know we’re right and if they don’t like it too bad!” You understand that, right Douchebag? Not cool.

      I don’t ask people to post anything on this site. I don’t beg people to agree with me. If you like the posts, feel free to stick around. If not, have a Happy Holiday.

    • Melisa Anderson on December 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm said:

      And maybe this post was meant to bring people like you out of the woodwork so we ‘hens’ would have someone else to make fun of in our unhappy bitchy little lives. You obviously don’t understand this sort of humor, or are so busy judging other’s talent that you failed to see the humor and meaning behind this post. Besides, a personal blog is a person’s forum, and you obviously took care of the disagreeing part.
      Happy Christmahanakwanza Major Douchewaffle…You who can also pass judgements but not have the balls to use your real name.

  10. David Heller on December 15, 2013 at 7:44 am said:

    In my opinion you are interpreting the meme incorrectly. It is a statement against those who find the Merry Christmas wish religious-centric (if that is a word). Many companies won’t allow you to wish someone a Merry Christmas on their watch even though you are not thrusting Christianity on anyone, only a good holiday wish. I think it is more of a meme against corporations and the secularism.

    • You could be correct here, David, but Christmas itself is religious-centric right? If I had a business, I’d encourage “Happy Holidays” so it would encompass all holidays, or we could still go with “have a good day.” Unless I had a Christmas store. Then it could be Merry Christmas all the time. I don’t mind any type of well wishing type of greeting though :D

  11. David Heller on December 15, 2013 at 7:46 am said:

    And by the way telling me to be happy may make me more mad. Lol

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