Yes, unnecessarily awkward is what it is. And, again, what gets me wondering is despite the obvious awkwardness of the phrase it's becoming ubiquitous....'Oh, so that's what we're all saying now so I guess I better start saying that too" is the impression I get...which in itself is also a weird thing to me. As I've stated at least a couple of times even more than the silliness of the phrase itself is the mystery of how rapidly it's getting accepted as a reasonable and desireable way to say 'have a nice day'. It's definitely born out of corporate speak and that troubles me as well....as I've said, at least several times, I have no issue with the sentiment driving the words and I always respond with a 'Thank you, you too' or something like that. It's interesting that so many in this thread want to portray me as a grumpy ogre who lays awake at night festering with rage about this....oh well, that's the kind of attitude that seems to have gripped a large percentage of 'internet people' these days. Have a nice day....Agree with OP…unnecessarily awkward.
That sort of phrase strikes me as someone with a deficit trying to sound intelligent. The same sort who use multi-syllable words incorrectly.
I work in retail and the job requires that you “greet” every person who walks in the door.
It always amazes me that someone will bristle at common phrase such as “good morning”, “welcome”, “how you doing?”, etc…
Even in agreement this thread makes me disappointed in humanity to see that so many people harbor enough resentment in life to bristle at polite conventions.
That someone is so self-absorbed that they feel a stranger should have an awareness of their personal peeves and preferences is beyond my understanding.
Have a great rest of your post man.