HO HO … HOE?

Political correctness annoys me when it starts getting ridiculous.

I remember when I first came to Canada and they declared that the Christmas tree should no longer be called a Christmas Tree but instead we should be calling it “Holiday Tree”. All Christmas get togethers and lunches are to be called holiday lunches and get togethers.

Correct me if I am wrong but Muslims don’t have to decorate a tree as part of their tradition nor Jews nor  Hindus nor Buddhists or any other religion out there so I don’t get what holiday they refer to?

 I understand they are trying to be politically correct and culturally sensitive to us immigrants or people with different religions but not to call it what it clearly is  is ridiculous really.

Jews are not going to change the Menorah’s name and call it the holiday candle stick thingy it’s like asking Muslims to change the Eid kharoof name to the holiday kharoof, lol. If we Muslims or others had something that symbolizes our traditions and religions and we were asked to change the name we will be in an uproar and claim discrimination and hell will break loose.

But the peaceful Canada suppressed the majority to please a minority, I kinda think it’s stupid but then again I can’t but admire a nation that cares for it’s minorities 😀 .

So now in Australia the people that are being taught to be Old Saint Nick (Santa) are being told to say “HA HA HA” instead of “HO HO HO” because certain people will be offended.

It might scare the kids they said and offend some women because it could be interpreted as being HOE HOE HOE, LOL, how stupid is that????? Seriously. But this piece of news reminded me when I was a kid and I learned what a hoe was every-time I heard Santa say HO HO HO I giggled, lol.

So I was on the train the other day and I told my friends that I am going to refer to all the hoes out there as a bunch of HA’s so I am more politically correct…hehehehe

Which reminds me: William had sent me this email which I found HILARIOUS that kinda relates to this subject:

FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 4th November
RE: Christmas PartyI’m happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23rd, starting at noon in the private function room at the Grill House. There will be a cash bar and plenty of drinks! We’ll have a small band playing traditional carols…please feel free to sing along.And don’t be surprised if the Managing Director shows up dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be lit at 1.00 p.m.Exchange of gifts among employees can be done at that time; however, no gift should be over $10.00 to make the giving of gifts easy for everyone’s pockets.

This gathering is only for employees! The Managing Director will make a special announcement at the Party.

Merry Christmas to you and your Family.

Pauline

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FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 5th November

RE: Holiday Party

In no way was yesterday’s memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees. We recognize that Chanukah is an important holiday, which often coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately not this year. However, from now on we’re calling it our ‘Holiday Party.’ The same policy applies to any other employees who are not Christians. There will be no Christmas tree or Christmas carols sung. We will have other types of music for your enjoyment.

Happy now?

Happy Holidays to you and your family,

Pauline.

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FROM; Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 6th November

RE: Holiday Party

Regarding the note I received from a member of Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking table…you didn’t sign your name. I’m happy to accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on a table that reads, “AA Only,” you wouldn’t beanonymous anymore!!!! How am I supposed to handle this? Somebody?

Forget about the gift exchange, no gift exchange allowed now since the Union Officials feel that $10.00 is too much money and Management believe $10.00 is a little cheap.

NO GIFT EXCHANGE WILL BE ALLOWED.

Pauline.

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FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: 7th November

RE: Holiday Party

What a diverse group we are! I had no idea that December 20th begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which forbids eating and drinking during daylight hours. There goes the party! Seriously, we can appreciate how a luncheon at this time of year does not accommodate our Muslim employees’ beliefs, perhaps the Grill House can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the party – or else package everything up for you to take home in a little foil doggy bag. Will that work?

Meanwhile, I’ve arranged for members of Weight Watchers to sit farthest from the dessert buffet and pregnant women will get the table closest to the toilets, Gays are allowed to sit with each other, Lesbians do not have to sit with gay men, each will have their own table.

Yes, there will be flower arrangements for the gay men’s table, too.

To the person asking permission to cross dress – no cross dressing allowed. And No, no blow-up sheep.

We will have booster seats for short people. Low fat food will be available for those on a diet. We cannot control the salt used in the food. We suggest those people with high blood pressure taste the food first. There will be fresh fruits as
dessert for Diabetics, the restaurant cannot supply “No Sugar” desserts. Sorry!

Did I miss anything?!?!?!?!?!

Pauline.

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FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All F****** Employees
DATE: 8 November

RE: The ******** Holiday Party.

Vegetarian pricks I’ve had it with you people!!! We’re going to keep this party at the Grill House whether you like it or not, so you can sit quietly at the table furthest from the “grill of death”, as you so quaintly put it. You’ll get your f****** salad bar, including organic tomatoes, but you know tomatoes have feeling, too. They scream when you slice them. I’ve heard them scream. I’m hearing them scream right NOW!!

Hope you all have a rotten holiday * drink, drive, and die!

The Bitch from HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FROM: John Bishop – Acting Human Resources Director
DATE: 9th November

RE: Pauline Lewis and Holiday Party

I’m sure I speak for all of us in wishing Pauline Lewis a speedy recovery, and I’ll continue to forward your cards to her.

In the meantime, Management has decided to cancel our Holiday Party and instead, give everyone the afternoon of the 23rd December off with full pay. 

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26 Responses

  1. That was hilarious…. hahahahah I can’t stop laughing

  2. LOL Nice to see your boss has got a sense of humour. I agree with what you said, here in Canada they seem to be a little too PC and I think the whole holiday tree thing is ridiculous. I can’t help but think that maybe this is just some conspiracy to get non-christians to celebrate christmas and go out and buy stuff lol.

  3. I’m surprised the Muslims didn’t take exception to the placement of food in “doggy” bags….or the vegans for that matter.

  4. soooooooooooo funny, thanks for sharing.

  5. HOHOHO. that was funny. put me right into holiday partying mood. =)

  6. LMAO..this is definitely going on facebook

    I keep telling people that HR is not an easy job.

    what a hilarious post

  7. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    But to be honest, 3eed el Kharoof is not your usual me-he-he 😛 I think baaaaaaabaaaaaaa 7aki will agree LOOOOOOOOOL

  8. You know what, I don’t mind being asked to change the name of the Eid Kharoof to holiday Kharoof, what I’m afraid, or rather concerned about is, those animal rights activists campaigning against the whole principle of sacrificing the poor sheep in the name of religion, and lobbying the western media against the “brutal practices of Islam”, but then again there’s the thanksgiving turkey, so i suppose we’re safe 😛

  9. Or maybe we should call it the Fertility Tree, since evergreens have been considered a symbol of fertility for thousands of years before Christianity adopted them.

    Also, I am sick of the thought crimes, the various words that offend various people, etc. There is one thing that makes sense about all of this, though.

    If there is no ugliness in me, then how can I see ugliness in someone else? If I call somebody a son of a b***h it is only because I recognize one in me, but I do not want others to realize it.

    What really makes me wonder (and I am starting to ramble now) is that for thousands of years, the only transportation available to man was a horse. Think about how much and how fast our technology has evolved, but not our spirituality, nor our morality. It is as if some invisible slavedriver is pushing all of this, while keeping us dumbed down and succumbed to animalistic behaviors. And it is getting worse and worse every day that we allow it to continue.

  10. 7aki….too funny!!!! I should send it to my atheist and agnostic brothers.

    Bakkouz, don’t worry, I’ve read that PC and fear keep PETA from taking on the Muslim world over sacrifice.

  11. *LOL* i got that email the other day..funnny!
    and yeh this politically correctness is getting out of hand…i wonder what they will think of next..

  12. i am SOO with you on the political correctness. yea, we have to be sensitive to other ppls feelings but the “holiday tree” thing is taking it waaaaaay too far, I am glad it hasnt reached the US (yet?)… ppl shud just live their own lives and let other ppl live theirs, isnt that what freedom is all about? live and let live???
    oh well.

    and LMAO at that email, that was HILARIOUS!!!

  13. i like how she started cursing after a while .. the bitch from hell hahaha

  14. Tinkerbella…yea, it has hit many parts in the US…most major urban areas, though, where there are more change of immigrants than hicksville farmland. 🙂

  15. Hilarious!

  16. What next? Well, I’ve heard that there’s a movement afoot that will ban ‘fat’ Santas. From henceforth, all Santas will have to be thin, because having a ‘fat’ Santa is a bad role model for the kiddies, don’t ya know? LOL!

  17. Sel3: yup, it’s too funny.

    Dana: Who’s my Boss? William? No no he’s my buddy/coworker/future blogger( I am working on him).
    LOL, your theory is BRILLIANT, never thought about it that way!

    Luai: Interesting. By the way, I have never heard anybody say doggy bag here, we say I want to pack this to go.

    FM: You’re welcome, we aim to please 😀 .

    Chloe: hehehe. By the way, love your name 😀 .

    Hamza: HR is a nightmare job, trying to please everybody.

    KJ: Come again KJ. I didn’t get it.

    Bakez: Yeeeeeee sa7ee7, animal right people. But they are still busy fighting the fur coat, I think they have a long way until they reach our beloved tasty kharoof, lol,

    Dianarn: Fertility tree is a very nice name. And what you said is well said, thanks for dropping by.

    Kinzi: It is funny, my favorite part is tomatoes scream too, I heard them. LOL.

    Sam: Well you got your answer down there in Nancy Eddys comment. Ta7sheeeeesh

    Tinker: I agree, I mean the whole PC thing is getting redecilous.
    Glad you like the email.

    Mo: LOL, that cracked me up big time.

    Jersey: Soon all of north America will be like that. Thanks for dropping by.

    Poopemerges: Is your name what I think it is, LOL, funny!

    Nancy: 😯 seriously!!!! Now that is taking it waaaaaay to far, I love Santa’s belly. And what next? Leave him carrots and broccoli instead of milk and cookies??? This world is gonna end soon, LOL.

  18. Sigh

    Kharoof sound: baaaaaaa baaaaaaa

    = baaaaaaabaaaaaaaaa 7aki

  19. It is annoying to be tooo nice!

    I guess that people need to learn not to be very sensitive to their differences as much as they have to learn to be tolerant to other people differences.

    cancelling it was the best thing they did! hehehe.

    They didnt mention left handies?

  20. there was a circular i received on my company email today .. i remembered this post after reading it .. it said that:

    dec 24 is half day off for employees who celebrate xmas
    dec 25 is off for all employees
    dec 26 is off only for employees who celebrate xmas

    o_O

  21. I’m agnostic, if not entirely atheistic, and I only get offended if someone is told they can’t celebrate important events in their own religion. Granted, maybe I’d raise more than an eyebrow if it involved the sacrifice of a virgin, but saying Merry Christmas, Eid Mubarak or Happy Hannukah doesn’t offend me. And as for the “ho ho ho” thing, I’m the wrong person to ask because my sister and I call each other and ourselves “whore” all the time 🙂

  22. Can i say something? this is the most hilarious post i have ever read!

    THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

  23. KJ: LOL. Now I get it! That is funny!!!

    Observer: No left handies. Poor left handies they always get the short end of the stick

    Mo: Wow. I did not realize that they do that is Saudi.

    Teacher: Me too. I am more secular than agnostic though but I don’t practice any religion.
    See I really don’t care what people do, worship a goat for all I care as long as you don’t force me to change.

    Maher: Hehehe. Glad you liked it.

  24. no no not saudi .. JORDAN .. cuz our company hq is in jordan .. in saudi there is no xmas holiday period .. the stuff i mentioned in my earlier reply applies only to the head office in amman ..

  25. That was priceless… I can’t stop laughing! 🙂

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