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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!

By GeorgiaAthiest
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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.

birdingnut Level 8 June 12, 2018
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Thank you. You too. It was a gesture of good will, after all.

ohnoudun Level 4 June 12, 2018
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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.

dbass27 Level 4 June 12, 2018
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How about "Enjoy your day" ?

nicknotes Level 7 June 11, 2018
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"You have a blissed day, too." smile001.gif

Meep70 Level 7 June 13, 2018
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I'm here,the universe has blessed m! Thank you for noticing!

Katnwizard Level 2 June 12, 2018
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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

WhatsInAName Level 6 June 11, 2018
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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

Outside1967 Level 4 June 11, 2018
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Oh LOL I smile015.gif that one! Hope I remember it when the time comes. haha!

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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.

Sticks48 Level 8 June 13, 2018
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Thanks. Be kind.

KateZilla Level 7 June 13, 2018
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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.

Holysocks Level 7 June 12, 2018
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i would say, "as the universe pleases" and be done with it.

Juliaann59 Level 3 June 11, 2018
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I just take it as it is (in my opinion) meant -- to be nice. Their beliefs, being kind. No more.

Does it upset you? smile003.gif

YamaBlonde Level 5 July 2, 2018
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I say 'I's better than a cursed day'.

xyz123 Level 6 June 12, 2018
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I just smile and nod my head. They mean well.

bleurowz Level 7 June 12, 2018
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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.

Mortal Level 7 June 12, 2018
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People say that to me all the time. I usually just say "you too!" as I walk away. I also have no problem saying Merry Christmas or blessing someone when they sneeze.

dani2382 Level 5 June 12, 2018
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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.

1cheapbastard Level 3 June 12, 2018
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I generally just ignore them. Just nod & walk away.

DiamondLill Level 3 June 12, 2018
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Go to hell

Qiru Level 5 June 11, 2018
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I like you already.

@Bobby9 thanks

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

dare2dream Level 6 June 11, 2018
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"May your life prosper in the four blessings
of old age, beauty, happiness and strength"
--Secular Buddhist Blessing

AlanWatts Level 3 June 11, 2018
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[etymonline.com] Thank you but I've already sprinkled blood on my pagan altar

HappyPlace Level 2 July 2, 2018
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May the blessings of the universe follow you for ever!

bandit321 Level 5 July 2, 2018
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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

jacpod Level 7 June 18, 2018
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