Happy Holidays


When I was in New York last week, I heard the phrase “Happy Holidays” from every store clerk, every waiter, every cab driver I interacted with. It was charming. It felt like they meant it. Enjoy your holidays! Whatever holidays you celebrate, have happy ones!

Imagine that. People in a multi-cultural, polyglot city having the courtesy to extend general holiday wishes to each other rather than narrowing it down to a specific one, because they can’t be certain who celebrates what. In a city that gets an unfair rep for rudeness, a little bit of consideration and civility.

How shitty a human being do you have to be to consider that a threat to your way of life?

4 thoughts on “Happy Holidays

  1. Zac December 24, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    Great perspective Sam. When I visited the US I was amazed at the friendliness of the service staff in every establishment, so this doesn’t surprise me at all! I’ll remember to say happy holiday today. Happy Holidays to you!


  2. Jackie December 24, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Excellent take on our fair city


    • Sam Falco December 24, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks! NYC is my favorite city.


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