I’m not gonna say I hate it, cause I don’t. Frankly, I like it. It’s a conversation starter for one, and it’s just pleasant. Everyone is always happy when saying “Happy New Year”. No one ever said, “Happy fuckin’ New Year” in a mean/mad way. That doesn’t happen. Also, it gives us an excuse to start a conversation with anyone. Literally, anyone. And it works!
Michael Jordan is sitting, having a beer at your local bar. You go up to him and say “Happy New Year Michael!” What the hell is going to say? Go away? No—he’ll say thank you. Then you can start pestering him, and he feels obligated to talk to you because you were nice to begin with, all because you said ‘Happy New Year’. Boom. Works like a charm.
Question is, how long is this good ’til? A week? All of January?