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Monday, October 10, 2005

Does it really matter.

Next Monday is Columbus Day, a holiday in the States. Well, at least for my fellow Americans it is. Here in the U.K., we have Bank Holidays. That's where there are so many Mondays allocated for days off. I know it's rather foolish of me, but somehow just having a "Bank Holiday" doesn't mean as much as celebrating something.

Now, before I get all the PC crowd throwing their venom and stinking up my blog, I am not going to get into what Columbus Day is all about. The day isn't here yet, heh.

And I also realize that for those like Krip; who really cares why their getting off from work for a day! It's the fact that their getting off. Krip would say, 'bank, shmank, it's a day off, hooray!!' I can thoroughly appreciate that as well.

Call me a fool, a sentimental fool, or a romantic sentimental fool. I think it's just a little bit more special knowing exactly what the occasion may be for that day off from school and/or work.


At 1:55 PM , Anonymous the letter b said...

no you aren't, at least you'll know the reasons for celebrating innit. but then again, like singaporeans as long as it's a public holiday they don't give a damn what the occasions all about.

just like during an expected "presidential" [ha - read figurehead] election the other day, everyone was hoping for a public hol.. but damn. and especially so during election year, it was the "holiday" that everyone looked forward to, not the voting though it was compulsory.

At 4:33 PM , Blogger krip said...

Just a day off is worth celebrating.

At 6:09 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Krip: Somehow I just knew you'd feel that way, heh.

b: Figures.

At 2:38 AM , Blogger Fred said...

I used to love the bank holdays. Plus my five weeks of vacation. Plus my extended Christmas break. Plus the long Eester weekend.

Ahh, the good old days.

At 7:58 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Yeah, can you believe it Fred? Krip and everyone else gets, what, about 27 days off a year? A year?? Unless you work civil service or in the educational system in America, no one gets that kind of time off. But everyone here does. Amazing.

At 8:49 PM , Blogger GaffaUK said...

There are 8 public holidays in the UK and 9 public holidays in the US. The rest depends on your employer.

Check the below out...

'As an aside, it is of interest to note that most countries require a vacation at full pay ranging from 10 days in Canada and Japan to 20 days in the Netherlands and the U.K., 24 days in Germany, 25 in Sweden and France, to 35 days for managers in Italy. In contrast, U.S. employers are not required to offer vacations. Most workers tend to get 10 days (two weeks) off after the first year and there may be periodic increases up to three weeks, depending on position and years of employment'

Time to move to Italy;)


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