Holiday Overload

I have a friend that posts T.G.I.F. on his Facebook page every Friday, without fail. Since, our family doesn’t have what I like to call an artificial schedule — someone else demanding we keep a set schedule, I found the phrase quite arbitrary. It held no emotional significance. Well, all I really have to say in response is…

Thank God it’s Tuesday!

I find most holidays to be more frustrating than being a cause for celebration. We honor men like George Washington for the grand deeds and sacrifices but does the common man have less cause for celebration? It is the rare life that doesn’t hold  a special place in someone’s heart.

Okay, I admit it. The post office really  yanks my chain. They are a for profit business  that gives preferential treatment to the government, all while posing as a quasi government installation. The post office closes for more holidays than any other entity on the planet. (Yes,  I’m sure that is an overly broad generalization but there — I said it anyway.)

I celebrate Tuesday in all it’s glory for returning my mail service. I think the post office should be ashamed of itself for holding up the game. I’ve placed three Amazon orders this week and the post office is dragging it’s feet. The truck drivers are driving day and night to deliver those packages, what makes office workers so fragile that they can’t work weekends?

Wouldn’t it be grand to have a post office that was open 7-days a week? Even the DMV offers late night service, some until 9:00 p.m. The only time the post office stays up late is for tax day. Once again their business gives preferential treatment to another government entity.

Where would we be today if Paul Revere only rode from 9-5 p.m. weekdays? What about the faithful Pony Express riders? What if they demanded coffee breaks, weekends off and per diem?

Thank God it’s Tuesday!!!

All the stores are open. All the people are gone. Yes, I know that is a double-edged sword. It is awesome to see so many people shopping in our small town. Bay area drivers are a little scary. They can’t seem to get the concept of R-E-L-A-X and it shows in their driving habits.

Monday was a not a fun day. I started this article to talk about all that went wrong today but now that I’m here, I think I’ll just let it go and thank God, it’s Tuesday.

Tuesday is full of promise and happy dreams.

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