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September 5, 2011

Labor Day

by pastortimfowler

Today is Labor Day, a national holiday dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. I always get it confused with Memorial Day for some reason. Either of them get you a day off, generally, but for me, they just mean that the banks are closed. My wife has to work today and I have no idea why I came to the office other than to do this blog and respond to the visitor cards from yesterday and plan out the rest of my week. Technically, us pastors only work a few hours a week anyway, and even then, it’s not real work.
I think that Labor Day should be the day of the year that every pregnant woman has to have her baby. It would make more sense than what we have now. At least you would not need me to start my blog off with the purpose of Labor Day in order for you to know what we are celebrating. And, are we really celebrating as it is? If women were having babies, we would all have a real reason to have a party.
This would help expecting dads too. They would not have to worry about that unexpected phone call in the middle of something important. They usually come about the time you set the hook on a really nice fish or have just hit your best tee shot of the round. If not that, you get woke up in the middle of the night and she hasn’t even had the decency to make coffee yet. If they just did it on Labor Day, dads would know not to go fishing or golfing or only have that one night to be woke up without coffee.
This could solve so many other problems too. Husbands would never forget their wife’s birthday. Since Labor Day is on the calendar as a holiday, and if women were having babies on that day, we would all know what it meant and at least one of us would remember that we needed to buy a card and remind the rest of those who were about to forget. We would also remember our children’s birthdays and that would make men look better and more caring.
Instead, we have a day that messes with our normal routine and makes life no easier. I am all for honoring the veterans who gave their lives for our freedom. Wait a minute…that is the one in May. This is Labor day, where we, hold on, let me read the opening line. No wonder I don’t like this holiday. It is not in honor, or memory, it is simply a day dedicated to blah, blah, blah. Get back to work you lazy bums. Cash our checks and deliver our mail! No one shot at you or is buying flowers and candy, why we don’t even fly the flag for this day.
Happy Labor Day, or is it, Merry Labor Day. I am not even hearing fireworks in my neighborhood where they do fireworks for any ol’ excuse. Either have a baby or get to work. It’s Labor Day.