One cannot escape this Christian holiday even though many do not celebrate it.
But not all Christians are zealots. They're not all fanatical and mean-spirited. They try the best they can with what they know. But I still get a little offended when well meaning people make the assumption that I am a believer in this Christ. I have tried really hard to not immediately snap back at people to tell them that I don't celebrate Christmas. I only do that on a case by case or "need to know" basis. Certainly those who read my blog know this and those close friends on facebook. Many co-workers do too but not all... or else they just chose to ignore me.
So tomorrow I will wish those that celebrate the holiday a Merry Christmas and will try really hard to bite my tongue and not roll my eyes to those who say it back to me.
At least I'm glad that [major bank] gives me the day off!