Thursday, 24 December 2015

I Wish You a Merry Christmas



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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    1. Merry Christmas Rupam, and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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    1. Merry Christmas Arun, and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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    1. Merry Christmas Archana :) and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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    1. Merry Christmas Kalpana :) and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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  5. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    here is my poem in shape of Christmas Tree Christmas Day

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    1. Merry Christmas dear friend :) and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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    1. Merry Christmas Mr Rajeev :) and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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  7. As Bard said, 'A rose by any other name...'! The point is, you conveyed your wishes to David, and he appreciated it. Language is just a bridge. A path to the destination and not the destination itself. David knew this and your boss didn't.

    You may have been incorrect in your choice of words, but your heart was in right place. At the end of the day, that's what counts. :)

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    1. Yes Rakesh, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" :) Thanks a lot for dropping by. Merry Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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  8. Merry Christmas and Have a Happy New Year :)

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    1. Merry Christmas Alok ji :) and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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    1. Merry Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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  10. I am late Jahid sir.. congrats on the boook


    Wishing you and family and everyone around you a very happy new year.. May all that you have dreamed comes true.. have a fantabulous New year

    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks Bikram sir :) Sorry for the late reply. Merry Christmas and wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!!

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