Originally Posted by cavemeister
What are your thoughts on political correctness gone mad this year? I heard on the radio that when you visit some department stores, children are not permitted to sit on your knee or hug you. You can only shake their hand of high five them.
And that's not to mention the word Christmas being replaced with "Holidays" for fear of offending someone.
Thanks for all the great toys you gave me back in the 80's
It can be perceived as political correctness gone mad but have you ever asked me (or one of my many representatives
) how often we've been screamed at or cried, peed or puked on by children who were terrified of my big beard and hat? A good high five sometimes suits me just fine!
It is a bit sad that I can't hug a child but some children will come to me for a hug when on a visit and with an assenting nod from their parent or guardian they'll get a little Santa hug, no problem at all. We could all do with a few more hugs per day.
It will always be Christmas to me, cavemeister, always! Happy Holidays doesn't really have the same ring to it but the sentiment of the season is just the same so I don't get too worried about it.
You're very welcome for the toys, cavemeister, very welcome indeed