Friday, August 31, 2007

Memorial...I mean Labor, No, Memorial Friday. Labor Friday?

Is it “Labor Day” or “Memorial Day” this Monday? I know one is at the start of the summer and the other is at the end, but I can never remember which is which. It is important too because if it is “Memorial Day” then I can’t really say “Happy Memorial Day” to everyone, now can I? How can we be happy on a day we are supposed to be remembering those who fell so we can stand? It should be a solemn day one would think.

Of course, “Labor Day” is not really that much happier. To “labor” is to work and most of us would rather not have to work if given the choice, so a day off from work to celebrate work is kind of back-asswards come to think of it.

Maybe we should just ignore whatever title is placed on the day and just celebrate having a Monday off. No, that won’t work either because, if it is “Memorial Day” and not “Labor Day,” then I will be accused (again) of being unpatriotic and denying the sacrifice of our troops. Damnit, I just can’t win. It must be a Friday.

Hello fellow Lemmings and welcome to another edition of “It’s Friday.” Today’s edition is being brought to you by the number 42 and the letter “Q” and not by patients. We don’t really have anything going weekend; it must be one of those “end of summer/ start of school” things. Might as well speak in prose...

Twas the weekend before school
And all over the place
Children were sulking
With sour looks on their face
The traffic was growing thicker
And slower each day
As thick and as slow
As it was just last May
And I’m on the highway
Trapped in my car
Cursing and yelling
“I don’t have to go all that far!”
But slowly I drive
And slowly I creep
Driving to work
Yet dreaming of sleep
And I know in my suffering
I’m not alone
As children fake illness
Hoping to stay home
But it will not work
And it won’t go away
Why did I write this?
It seems I have nothing to say?

Damn that was a weak one! Stupid junk poetry. Happy weekend kids!


Variant E said...

And think of all the mothers delivering on labor day. How ironic.

goldennib said...

I love rhyming poetry.

I don't care what you call it, I get an extra day off. That's all I need to know.

Charles said...

I vote we do away with Mondays and Fridays, and add more Saturdays and Sundays. 3 day workweeks, 4 day weekends, that's better for life anyway. Of course no cuts in the earnings per week either.

Serena Joy said...

I never any trouble distinguishing Memorial Day from Labor Day because Memorial Day's my birthday.:)

Thank God for holidays!

Camille Alexa said...

Happy not-your-birthday, SJ.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

Memorial Day starts with M, and it's in May--which also starts with M.

Labor day starts with L, and it's in Leptember--which also starts with L.

Serena Joy said...

Aw, thanks, Camille.:)

LOL at Greeny's comment.:-)

Steve Buchheit said...

Serena Joy, your birthday is the last Monday in May? Hmm, most people have it on a specific date. :)

Serena Joy said...

Actually, Steve, it was the original Memorial Day, back in the Dark Ages when I was born. Now, alas, it does fall on a specific date. This year, it fell on the Wednesday after the fake Memorial Day.:)

Scary Monster said...

Me tried to get labor day off here in Japan and everyone just laughed at me. "this is Japan you idjit iffin ya wants a day off from work go back to America." This were said to me by a fellow gaijin. The horror...The horror.


Roxan said...

If you aren't sure you could always turn on the TV and look for Jerry Lewis. LOL