Monday, March 9, 2009

IMHO

I think that our next national holiday should be the Monday after Daylight Savings Time begins. It only makes sense. Today, everyone who works a regular job (those of us lucky enough to still have jobs) is groggy and crabby, school kids are cranky, because even if you went to bed early Sunday night, it doesn't seem to help. Also, this is the longest stretch in the calendar (from the middle of February until the end of May) without a holiday, and I think that needs to be rectified. Easter doesn't count because it's always on a Sunday and there's no paid day off. I mean, I doubt anything of consequence is being accomplished today, and frankly, those hypermotivated people that are accomplishing things, probably would be regardless of it being a holiday or not.
Maybe we should call it "National Sleep-In Day," to honor the chronically sleep-deprived (read: most of us), or "Spring Fertility Rites Day" since pagans really don't have a holiday of their own and it only seems fair. I dunno, I'm just spitballing here, but I'm sure everyone will agree, the wait for Memorial Day is just too damned long.

8 comments:

Random Real Estate said...

I absolutely whole-heartedly agree! Mondays after time changes suck. I haven't accomplished one single solitary thing. Well that's not true...I washed my car at lunch. Does that count?

anya said...

I was looking at my calendar this morning thinking the same exact thing. I was looking for good weekends to spend with Mr. E Harmony and what a disappointment! No extra days in April or May. That actually does suck! I'll just have to make something up. Of course I don't work....but there's Katy and not a long weekend in sight for her to go see her dad (so I can go!).

Now that daylight savings is here, though, I'm happy. I love the light at the end of the day.

Sass said...

I must say...I think you just may be brilliant.

Can you run for something? Congress or something? ;)

Cat said...

AGREED. Fortunately for me, I have a mid-April birthday to break up the monotony. I think DST should be done away with ENTIRELY!

Lisa said...

Man, the day we lose an hour seems to go one FOREVER! Or maybe that's just if you are cooped up with a bunch of kids. I'm all for a holiday that the schools do NOT observe!

Miss Pants said...

Hell yeah we need a daylight savings holiday! And I need a job where I GET holidays off...especially with paid time off. Eesh!

MilesPerHour said...

I would like that idea except as part of our cutbacks at work they have started taking our holiday pay away. Do you have any other ideas?

MLou said...

I vote for the Holiday after the time change too. It's Wednesday but I still have not adjusted.