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— hehehe…cute eh?
I was surprised yesterday when a customer noticed my triskal pendant and took it as a pagan symbol and wished me “Happy Yule and Merry Soltice” in a lovely cherry voice. I couldn’t help but smile and wish him a Happy Solstice back. The store was packed and our exchange was heard by several….soon after I had a customer wish me a very pointed Merry Christmas (unfortunatly a good season was not his intent of said wish) but one asked me what solstice was which was nice to explain in a historical sense.
I wish customers Merry Christmas all throught the day without issue but it was just nice to have a small bit of pagan joy in my day.