Friday, May 28, 2021

Misunderstood

 Everyone has been waiting to hear what the work schedule is for this weekend. If we were working, I'd have gone in. I keep telling myself that this boom time will not last, so I am 'making my hay while the sun shines' as the saying goes. But I would be a liar if I didn't admit that a very big part of me was hoping that they were not working this weekend, because I really need to get the garden in. 

There was due to be a big meeting at 2. The Powers-That-Be were going to decide then. 

About 3 o'clock, we were all called to the center of the room and it was announced that they were pleased with our work and that they decided to give us the three day Memorial weekend. 

I was relieved. I've been working some long hours. 

One of the college kids was leaving at 3:30, which is our regular quitting time. I always stay for the couple hours of over time. The young man called out cheerfully, "I hope you have a great weekend, Debby!" 

I looked at him, a little surprised. "You've got tomorrow off then?" 

He looked at me. "Tomorrow's Friday," I said. 

And he said, "Didn't you hear? We got a three day weekend because we are working so hard!"

I looked at his happy face, and I hated to break it to him, but somebody needed to. "Um. The three day weekend is for Memorial Day. We have Saturday, Sunday, and Monday off."

He looked a little stunned as he stared at me. "Oh...okay. That makes sense. I'm glad you told me. I would have looked pretty dumb."


11 comments:

  1. Awww, poor guy! Good thing you saved his bacon!

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  2. At least he did know what day of the week it was evenif he misunderstood when the holiday was. Without various pointers I have no idea what day it is!

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  3. In France, where (pre-covid) I spent a lot of time, they have several religious holidays that change every year - if they falls on a Thursday then they often give themselves the Friday as well - and if it falls on a Tuesday they have the Monday for good measure...!! They call it a 'bridge' day. Nice for some!

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  4. Reminds me of last weekend when some friends invited us to their lake house. "Is today Saturday?" my friend asked. He's retired. I'm not. I NEVER don't know when it's Saturday!

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  5. Bless him!!!

    We had a public holiday here yesterday - a Thursday - because our local show is always Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and they always make Thursday the holiday in the hope that people will go to the show - because they fear if they make it Friday everyone will just go away for the long weekend.

    A lot of people take the Friday off and go away for the really long weekend.

    I try to avoid the show - especially in the current climate - because its a whole lot of stupid in a small space - and the money extractions!!!

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  6. Kids these days. (shakes head)

    We're in the same garden club but not due to lack of time. We just can't get the last things in due to it being so wet. This will be the third week we are heading down tomorrow to see if we can't get it in before the forecasted rains next week.

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  7. Wow. I suppose I was as stupid when I was young but I don't think so.

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  8. I'm glad he learned in a no harm, no foul way.

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