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A Day of Labours (and extraneous “ou”s)

4 September 2012

Yesterday, as you might’ve noticed if you’re in America, you didn’t have to go to work. It was Labor Day, and I think it has something to do with factory workers before the Great Depression. Really, I never bothered to check — someone says they’re going to give me a day off of work, and I’m out of there before they can change their minds.

That got me thinking, though — most working Americans get two weeks of paid vacation, a few random holidays here and there, and two days off a week. Really, that ain’t a whole lot. In other developed countries, a month of vacation is not heard of. Nor are six-hour work days and four-day work weeks.

We work too hard. So, today, The Day After Labor Day, why not do something nice for yourself? Have a good meal, take a nap.

Just don’t be like me and wake up at 2:30 in the afternoon. That’s taking it too far.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 4 September 2012 1518

    Shouldn’t that be “extraneous ‘u’s”?

    • 4 September 2012 1542

      Indeed it should. Unless, of course, I meant “Labrs.” Which I didn’t. I do make up words now and then, but this wasn’t meant to be one of them.

      • 6 September 2012 1744

        After reading your post, I happened upon a reference to the U.K’s “Labor Party” on Yahoo!. I thought of you!

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