If only I could get hold of the address of the shopper who socked the greeter, I would send the woman a small gift in appreciation of what she did.
We need more people like her to teach the Christmas-haters what's what! At Christmastime the only greeting we should hear is "Merry Christmas and a happy New Year" ... that's it .... case closed!
Merry Christmas — or else!
A Phoenix Salvation Army bell-ringer got socked earlier this month for wishing one Walmart shopper “Happy Holidays” — a phrase the woman apparently found too politically correct.
"The lady looked at me,” Kristina Vindiola told KNXV-TV. “I thought she was going to put money in the kettle. She came up to me and said, 'Do you believe in God?' And she says, ‘You're supposed to say Merry Christmas,' and that's when she hit me."
The slugging shopper then went on her way into the store, leaving Vindiola outside with a bruised arm, shocked.
Vindiola had the Walmart manager call the cops. Responding police officers reviewed surveillance footage but could not find enough evidence to charge the shopper.
The Salvation Army told the TV station they don’t have a policy on what bell-ringers should say. Three different shoppers at the Phoenix center where Vindiola was hit told the station they had no problem with the “Happy Holidays” salutation — even those that prefer to say “Merry Christmas.”.............