Thursday, December 16, 2010

So, can you work the 25th?

Somebody at work today wished me a Merry Christmas, and then said, "Oh, I'm sorry, You don't celebrate Christmas do you?" Uh...yes I do. Why would you think that I don't?

I guess because of my last name, (my husband's name is Muslim) somebody had told this person not to wish me a merry Christmas because I don't celebrate it. They thought I was Jewish!

Huh. So, of course I'm over-analyzing this. First of all, I was under the illusion that my Christianity was obvious, and am disappointed in myself that it's not.

Secondly, I'm surprised that somebody thought I'd be offended by a friendly greeting. I'm actually pretty easy going and am not easily offended.

Finally, I'm saddened that after working at this place for four years, nobody really knows me.

I'm curious. Who do they think I really am?


chRistine said...

I think it has more to do with an over-fed sense of political correctness than it does with your behaviour at work. Jewish people are usually godly, too. ;)

As your friend, I can honestly tell you that your love shines through.

Jan said...

Oh, I certainly didn't mean that Jewish people aren't godly. I just thought it was funny and wondered why they thought I was Jewish.

It was more my Christian guilt. Why don't they see "Christ in me"?