Woman Spreads Holiday Cheer By Assaulting Salvation Army Worker For Not Saying ‘Merry Christmas’

'Tis the season

  • Share
  • Read Later

More like holiday jeer.

A Salvation Army worker was accosted Monday for trying to avoid any Christmas controversy by wishing people “Happy Holidays,” ABC reports. Kristina Vindiola said a woman punched her while she was ringing a kettle bell and collecting money for the Salvation Army charity outside a Walmart in Phoenix, Ariz. The woman asked Vindiola if she believed in God before correcting her, “You’re supposed to say Merry Christmas,” followed by the physical attack.

Police said there was not enough evidence to arrest the woman, but here’s to hoping the Grinch finds coal beneath her tree.

9 comments
jbv4piano
jbv4piano

What Ms. Vindiola should have done is act like a "perfect Christian" to the woman instead of reacting defensively.  Even after having been struck by her, Ms. Vindiola should have looked the woman in the face and smiled and said something like "Oh, I'm SO sorry, what I meant was, have a very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year too!"  I'll bet the woman would have guiltily slunk away, and there would have been nothing more to the incident, that is, if it DID happen (the store's security camera showed nothing).  What DID happen, though, is Ms. Vindiola reported the incident to her superiors at the Salvation Army and was promptly fired.  Bell ringers are apparently instructed by the S. A. to say "Merry Christmas", though they are allowed some discretion.  Nevertheless, this was potentially bad publicity for the S. A., and they may have felt Ms. Vindiola didn't handle the incident very well.  She is, presumably, looking for another job to fund the Christmas presents for her four children.

DougWinSpin
DougWinSpin

This story is about as legit as the gay waitress who claimed a couple didn't tip her and wrote on the receipt "they couldn't tip her because they didn't agree with her lifestyle" and the black waitress who got upset at not getting a tip on a takeout order and wrote the "N" word under the "none" part on the receipt.  These stories all turn out to be bogus.  This one will be no different.  How people can continue to believe these made up stories is beyond me.

PatriceLovelace
PatriceLovelace

Well, how is this like any way contrary... "Say Merry Christmas...pow, punch, kick!

xyzagirl
xyzagirl

Hold on not enough evidence?? Really cameras all over the place at Walmart. My manager used to say whatever you do in the parking lot and entrance areas, the cameras will see you. So how did the camera not get the assault. How did people passing by and near by not see this. Something smells fishy and it is not the fish department at the walmart.


TerryKappel
TerryKappel

She didn't realize she was saying the wrong thing? Who decided people are obligated to say only one thing? Bullies have no right to tell others what they are allowed to say. Do we have the right to free speech or not?

NannetteLipinski
NannetteLipinski

Ah, Christians, gotta love how Christian and Jesus-like they always act.

LeeYongEn
LeeYongEn

@TerryKappel In the first place, if you think about it though, it's because of bullies that the Salvation Army lady couldn't say Merry Christmas. Bullies comes in all forms and fight on all sides. All the good and pacifistic people just get caught and bullied. Sigh. I'm really tired of this. 

The world isn't progressing. This is regress. The world is descending into an idiotic place.