Have a Nice Day!
by Lee Daniel Quinn
How about the obsequious phrase "Have a nice day!" It is so phoney
it makes me angry. What's the matter with a simple "Thank you?"
Perhaps you readers have some better retorts than the few
I use, and I'd like to compile them if you will send them
to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
RETORTS TO "HAVE A NICE DAY!"
 No thanks! I have other plans.
 OK, I'll take the day -- and YOU can have the rest
of the week!
 Why are you so cheap! What about next few days --
or the rest of the month -- or year?
 Look, I'll take the day, but I can't promise that
it will be NICE so, if I don't enjoy it --
please don't be dissapointed!
I suggest that perhaps the PC phrase should be:
Have a nice life!