Now I'm not a follower of Islam and so I may be quite wrong but this struck me as bizarre. Is this an appropriate response to a time of prayer, fasting and self reflection? It didn't feel that way to me. In fact it felt like a cynical marketing attempt to cash in on a religious observance without any grasp of what it is about. I suppose there may have been one of those end of aisle displays where they place random goods they want you to impulse buy but it certainly wasn't obvious and I wasn't interested enough to look given I was already having enough trouble getting Pisces to keep moving. He's a man who likes to look at everything in search of new novelties and goodies as well as bargains and, as I'm more interested in speed, it can make for a stressful experience so we rarely shop together.
Anyhow, when I got home I looked up appropriate greetings during Ramadan and not one suggested 'happy'. Instead they were all about wishing for blessings like 'May every year bring you good health' or 'Blessed Ramadan'. Not a single 'happy Ramadan" appeared anywhere I looked.
The thing is I could understand if they were referring to the fast breaking feast of Eid al-Fitr at the conclusion of Ramadan when 'Happy Eid' is one of the acceptable greetings but 'Happy Ramadan' felt simply wrong.
I'd be interested in what you think, though. Was this appropriate or not?