You might and also have the right to tell me to “Have a great day” or excellent morning or good afternoon or good evening. But please. I’m begging you. Please carry out not usage the sentence “Have a great remainder of the day” to me. Not now. Not ever. Never before.

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Seriously. I am. I am a pleasant perchild by nature. And I’m happy. As lengthy as you don’t use particular phrases through me!

When on the phone, I’ll always be polite and amiable.

..and I have the right to be the majority of laughs and fun when I’m on the phone too!

And relying on the time, I’ll either usage the expression “Have an excellent day”, “Have a good afternoon” or…in some situations “Have a good evening”.

Why…I’m as polite as Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake as the Brothers Gibb! I’m extremely proper!

When faxing, I usually finish the facsimile through “Have a pleasant day” or “Have a pleasant afternoon”.

It isn’t that challenging to wish some niceness on someone.

Oh I’m a good witch! Although some civilization would replace the “w” via the letter “b”. But I’m still a nice one!

So, why then, does the expression “Have a great remainder of the day” make me cringe every time I hear it? Seriously. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard. Even worse. Do you remember when we had actually milk in wax containers? You understand the little bit ones that we would certainly get in school in the 1960’s? Eextremely so often a little piece of wax would certainly make its means right into the milk and once it poured into my mouth, my gag reflexes were in complete force. That’s what happens once I hear that phrase.

If you’re approximately my age or older, you remember these little milk carlots that you would certainly receive with institution lunches. There was constantly an elusive item of wax that would make it’s way into the milk and also trust me it was disgusting. These things also smelled of sour milk. If you drank milk from these carloads you NEVER had actually a good rest of the day!

Where did it come from? What imbecile began that ridiculously inane phrase?

I swear I’ve done that at the office when I hear world utter that horrible phrase.

Let’s break it dvery own. Have a good REST of the day. To me, it implies reap whatever rest you have now. Be it a nap, or sitting dvery own to read a great book or to play Candy Crush Saga—any task that puts you at finish ease and comfort. The fine art of relaxing.

I have a “great rest of the day” by sitting on the deck and analysis a book! Presently, I’m reading The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It’s a great means to rest…

For example. I arrive home from Christmas shopping. I’m lugging bags of presents. And given that I love the element of surpclimb, decide to wrap every little thing. When completed the errands and tasks, I need a remainder. I require a excellent remainder. It is my “great rest of the day”. It is somepoint I carry out.

And my favorite relaxing bitch location is the white loveseat in our bit sunroom. I’ve had actually many type of great rests of the day here!

Telling someone to have a great rest of the day is, in my a lot of humble opinion, rather presumptuous. What if the perchild on the various other end of the phrase is unable to have a great rest? Do you check out where I’m coming?


Please permit me to give you Anderboy Cooper’s eyeroll. It’s a lot prettier than mine. Besides, if you check out MY eyeroll in all it’s lazy-eye-crossed beauty, you’ll have a fairly traumatic rest of the day!

I’m informing you. When I hear that phrase, it nearly damages my rest-of-the-day.

Yes. It is. That’s bereason someone said to “have actually an excellent rest of the day”!

Case in point. During the prep for Oona’s wedding, she had an early-morning appointment to have her legs waxed. (I’ll take the razor thank you). This was 9:00 in the morning before our spray-tan appointment.

As we had a busy day ahead, I accompanied my daughter and also waited in the reception area until she was done. When she paid for the wax task, the receptionist, who was a very perky and cute young woguy, told us to “Have an excellent rest of the day”. When I questioned her on why she had to include “rest-of-the” quite than just say “Have a great day”, she offered me a look of utter surprise—as though I just cursed her out. She seriously looked like she would certainly cry.

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Oona said I was rude. (I’ve heard those words come out of her mouth so many times…) I digressed in the truth that all she necessary to say was “Have a good day”. The day had barely begun! For Crissake—execute you ever hear civilization say “Have a good remainder of the afternoon” or “Have a great remainder of the evening”? No. You don’t. That’s because it sounds also even more idiotic than “Have a good remainder of the day”.


Sweet dreams. Nighty night. G’nite. Sleep tight. But don’t have an excellent rest of the day!