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I need a snappy comeback to "have a blessed day"

In south Georgia, waiters and cashiers at stores often say "have a blessed day" to me. It happened to me three times yesterday! I need a snappy comeback. I've tried "thank you, Jesus" and "thank you, father". I've tried "well, bless your heart" because that is sort of derogatory if you are speaking about a third person, but probably not if you are speaking to another person. I need suggestions!

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How about just "Thanks," since they are sending you friendly, positive thoughts, well proven to be effective, as shown in the placebo affect.

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How about "Enjoy your day" ?

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Thank you. You too. It was a gesture of good will, after all.

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I agree with birdingnut. They are trying to be kind, why get snappy with that? Simply saying thank you and/or have a nice day too is best. By being snappy you make yourself look like an angry crusader.

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I don't bother replying in a negative way; I realize that for believers that's their way of saying "have a good day"

Depending on context there are times I'll bring up my non-belief but thank them anyway, but most times I just say l tell them to have a good day as well

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And may The Force be with you too.

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I'm here,the universe has blessed m! Thank you for noticing!

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i would say, "as the universe pleases" and be done with it.

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And may reason shine on you?....kinda rough...but that's my gut response...luckly that's not a real common phrase in Indiana

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They mean well. I have no problem with it. I don't say God Bless you when someone sneezes. I say bless you. There is a difference.

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"You have a blissed day, too." smile001.gif

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I say 'I's better than a cursed day'.

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Just say...
”Oh no! All the blessings come tonight at midnight, after the sacrifice.”
Then just look at them as if your meds are just kicking in.

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As several have already typed, a simple thanks and a smile go a long way. Friendliness has nothing to do with religion. I can call some of my friends shithead, but they know I do so with a smile.

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I think a snappy comeback is not a good idea. Religious people already have negative stereotypes about us nonbelievers and this would just reinforce that.

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I generally just ignore them. Just nod & walk away.

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Go to hell

I like you already.

@Bobby9 thanks

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"Thank you. I'm an atheist but I appreciate your sentiment."

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"May your life prosper in the four blessings
of old age, beauty, happiness and strength"
--Secular Buddhist Blessing

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hmmm....blessed be, lol.

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In London we say Ta! its extremely short for thank-you and allows you more time to escape without mismaking yourself

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Live in Joy!!

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Namaste.

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Thanks. Be kind.

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Thanks. I'll take all the good luck you have to offer.
I guess that's better than being cursed.
Happy Halloween. (not on Halloween -- on Halloween, say Merry Happy New Year)
I hope you die the death you fear the most. (this is reserved for very special cases)

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