Monday, December 25, 2006

Do I Believe in Christmas?

I take the opportunity of resurrecting this blogspot to share a personal encounter.

I was enjoying a little drink in a pub on Christmas eve when a guy came up to me with a cheeky look, and asked "Do you believe in Christmas?"

"Oh my God," I thought, "not the crap again."

It isn't my "intellectual" character to give a simple Yes or No answer for such questions. At the same time, I noted he isn't the type looking for an intelligent, rational, well-thought-out reply. So, the conversation wasn't long-lived. Still, I managed the situation well enough and told him that I celebrate all pagan festivals.

As expected, he didn't laugh. He ended up rambling something else.

I wasn't exactly joking though. I do celebrate all pagan festivals, like Christmas. But, I didn't say it twice.

Oh well, it's all relative.

Cheers, and Merry Christmas. Jingle bells, jingle bells, lah lah ...