The co-opting of my day off & other musings…

Yesterday I found out that today, Friday, was being treated as a ‘holiday’… the 4th of July holiday. Mostly because the 4th falls on a Saturday this year. I guess people felt gipped by having a holiday on a day that many already have off. So, Friday becomes the holiday.

Normally this wouldn’t be a surprise to me – on account of the fact that I usually pay attention a little better to the world going on around me… I’m not going to say it was the busy news week. Or a particularly busy time for me. I just missed it.

I’m off on Fridays anyway, so I celebrated my day off with more people than usual.

Hmmm. Makes me wonder. Do I feel gipped for having my day off co-opted by the “No Holiday On The Weekend” crew? Would an appropriate response for me have been to take Thursday off, so my regular day off, Friday, could have been spent as a Holiday day-off instead of as a regular day off? Or, since its too late for that, what about Monday?

Silly me…

4 thoughts on “The co-opting of my day off & other musings…

  1. hmmm…. I would like to use your argument to get paid overtime for having worked today:) Especially since Starbucks closed at 3pm today because of the "Holiday"… tomorrow. Not cool when my usual afternoon coffee break is around 4:30.

  2. I think you should take off tomorrow, Sunday. Just don't show up. Laura and I can handle it. Just talk about God and stuff right. Easy as pie.

  3. Shontell- don't forget to search Google for "God" first… :)

    Thanks for sharing this. I am amused and entertained even though I am one of those people who got Friday off as a result of the "holiday". But I didn't actually realized it until Monday. I have a co-worker who didn't know until Thursday when somebody said "see you tomorrow" and they laughed at her. And I'm in favor of you taking Monday off since all of the other choices have passed already… :)

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