At what point does it become okay to stop saying two statements when seeing somebody new for the first time in a year:-
- Happy New Year
- Did You Have A Good Christmas?
Somebody today asked me the latter question. Christmas does seem so long ago that I forgot. I mean, I gave the whole “yeah it was nice, spent it with the family” schpiel I usually give, but if they would’ve said “no, really, what did happen over Christmas?” I would’ve tripped up quite badly.
It’s the same with New Year. I’ve been back at work for a week now, and the year doesn’t seem all that new. I’ve got over the phase of still writing 2006.
In my opinion, Christmas and Happy New Year ends on 12th night. Why should you drag it out even further? Though there are still decorations up in some businesses in Colwyn Bay. When do you think?
EDIT: It’s amazing how bloggers think the same thing at the same time….