So, today is Columbus Day. Excited? Unless you are participating in an Italian American Columbus Day parade, today probably doesn’t mean a whole lot other than the ability to sleep in if you were so fortunate to have the day off or if you don’t have the day off, you’re muttering to yourself about the people who do have the day off.
Holidays that are supposed to honor people generally suck and Columbus Day is no exception. Instead of doing something in the spirit of the person being honored, most of us just use it to fart around on the couch all day. MLK Day is in that category too. Don’t lie. You did NOT go volunteer anywhere.
What makes Columbus Day a little different is that you also get the added “benefit” of tons and tons and tons of sarcasm about “discovering” things that aren’t really new. Surely you’ve seen that postcard thing that says “Let’s celebrate Columbus Day by walking into someone’s house and telling them we live there now.” It was funny probably the first 10 times I saw it a couple years ago, now it’s just getting old and I wish the people in my Facebook timeline felt the same way. Oy!
Anywho, I hope you spend today doing something that’s good for you. Maybe farting around on the couch is exactly what you need to do because you need a break. Maybe today should be spent getting more serious about your side hustle or getting your ducks in a row to get that promotion you’ve been wanting at work. Whatever that good thing is for you, do that.
Waste no time giving negative energy towards a “made-up” holiday. (By the way, aren’t all holidays made up? Some person made the decision to celebrate those particular days. Just sayin.) Do something great, man.