I was into my first job. I joined as fresher in a software company. I was in a project with Latin American client, an international Bank. I regularly used to interact with David, a Latino guy, mostly through emails and sometimes on call. Christmas was about to come, and I wished him “Happy Christmas” in a trailing mail, where my manager was also marked. My manager was not happy with something, and took me to a conference room. He lectured me about wishing Christmas in private for almost 10 to 15 minutes. He told me not to wish “Happy Christmas” to clients, instead say “Merry Christmas”. I always get confused with Happy and Merry. That moment I was quite depressed, David was a nice friendly man, I thought I simply upset him by wishing wrongly.
Later that day, I received a Thank You reply from David. It was not simply a thank you mail, but a little more. Then we had a few email conversation, one-to-one. I wrote to him that I should’ve wished “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Christmas”. He wrote a long and friendly reply on this, which only meant that Christmas is celebration time, party time. One can wish “Happy Christmas”, “Merry Christmas” or whatever, but everyone should celebrate together, party together and be happy.
Wish you all a Merry Christmas!!
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