As most of you will know, I am a registrar for births, deaths and marriages which means people come to me when they've had a baby, somebody's died or they want to get married. We also provide birth certificates, do genealogical searches, change of name, all that kind of stuff
This morning, we received a new batch of blank receipt rolls for the bank card machine; 30 ordinary and 10 with a Christmas theme. By Christmas theme, I mean it has very faint presents and holly etc on the paper and on the back it says "...taking card payments into the future.....MERRY CHRISTMAS! "
This has lead to the office vs me in a battle as to whether we use them. The argument is that it is very insensitive for those people registering a death. My take on it is that no matter where they go, Christmas will be there. It's something that they WILL have to deal with as they can't go into every store and ask them not to play music or to take down their decorations. Deaths are a very small part of what we do. My other half's mother died on Christmas Eve so it's not like my family hasn't been there. Regardless of how heartbroken you are, life goes on
Have I turned into a hard hearted b*tch or is everybody else over-reacting??