“Have a nice day.”
That knee-jerk reaction to “Have a Nice Day” is so embedded most people’s tongues that only surgery could extract it.
Want to turn your response from ordinary to original, dull to dynamic? Here’s how.
The next time someone mumbles “Have a nice day,” let your eyes light up, give them a sincere smile, and turn directly toward them as though you’d never heard that inspired salutation before. Then happily exclaim something effervescent like, “Why, thank you very much. I really hope you have a nice day too.” You’ll leave them speechless and pleased at their own originality for having wished you a nice day.
But say it with sincerity and warmth. Don’t go overboard lest they think you are sarcastic — and sadistic!