Monday, September 05, 2016

Labor Day?

     Every day is Labor Day, unless you're a lazy slug.  But you know why we get the official, gummint-approved Labor Day at the end of summer instead of late Spring?

     It's 'cos we're not commies.  (The Canuckiphalistanians took the same approach, by the way.) And/or because you don't want to get the chaps down at the mill all riled up just as the weather's getting nice; better you should wait until autumn looms, with winter not far behind.  They'll come back to the forge when the snow flies, won't they?

     I guess that worked when we still had forges in this country.  Kind of.

2 comments:

D.W. Drang said...

We had an exchange student in my high school chemistry class, Brazilian, I think. He asked why we don't celebrate labor on May Day like everyone else. teacher was stumped, but a classmate was a split second faster than me saying "'Cuz we're not commies!"

Ed said...

The May 1 holiday is earlier then the Communists. It was celebrated by pre-Christian Celts, along with the other midpoints between solstice and equinox - August 1, November 1, and February 1:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltane