Monday is what many advertisers call "President's Day". Federal government employees are apparently required to refer to this day as Washington's Birthday. My calendar refers to Monday, the 18th of February in the Year of our Lord 2013, as "Washington's Birthday, Observed".
It all makes my head spin when I pause to think about it.
When I was a kid, we had two holidays in February: Lincoln's Birthday on the 12th and Washington's Birthday on the 22nd. If those dates fell on a weekday, then we got the day off from school. If they fell on a weekend, oh well, maybe you'd get the day off next year. This was in the days before Congress started the observation of holidays on Mondays. So we could all get a three-day weekend. Maybe.
I say maybe because my company does not take Washington's Birthday as a holiday. We'll all be at work marveling at the lack of traffic coming into work. Because most everyone else has the day off. Except for people who work at coffee shops, restaurants, most retail activities and my company. So who IS off this Monday anyway? Oh yeah, the Government.
Yup, I think most, if not all, of our elected officials in Washington should be given a permanent vacation.
But that's just my opinion, YMMV.
Guess I'll go watch some more Firefly, while I have the opportunity, after all, some of us have to work tomorrow.