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Life Arts    H4'ed 1/23/10

Can We Please Stop Saying "Enjoy Your Day"?

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I know it's a meaningless pleasantry, an empty verbal gesture, a cloying alternative to a simple good-bye, but I may bite the nose off the next person who tells me to enjoy myday. Such an act of violence on my part would definitely compromise that person'sday, but it wouldcertainly improve mine.

And what about the word "enjoy"? Doesn't that mean different things to different people?For people with really dull lives, "enjoyable" may mean finding a dime on the sidewalk. For others, an enjoyable day might be defined as one in which theydon't wake up with a penile wart the size of a Milk Dud.

I'm especially delighted when my urologist's receptionist chirps this noxious phrase following the digital rectal exam her employer has just administered, thus causing me to walk bowlegged for the next six hours.

The post-colonoscopy "enjoy your day," is also just the thing I want to hear while I'm desperately wondering what it would feel like the take a crap in my pants because the industrial strength laxative hasn't worn off yet.

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John Blumenthal has been a professional comedy writer for 25 years. A former associate editor and columnist at Playboy Magazine (following a short stint at Esquire), he's written 8 books and 2 produced movies. His films include "Short Time," (major (more...)
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