Today is a perfect example. Yesterday we, as a nation, celebrated our independence. It was a national moment of pride and joy, remembering how we broke the bonds of tyranny, and subjugation. Most of us did this with a few frosty beers, some meat cooked on a grill, and watching a few things explode. Honoring our forefathers, giving thanks for our freedom, without all of the discomfort of ceremony, or substance. However, had our forefathers been aware of the demands of the modern corporate work week they would have changed the Declaration of Independence to read "The First Monday in July," instead "July 4th, 1776" Thereby insuring an extra three day weekend every year.
It might be time for a new amendment, a three day weekend amendment. And trust me, the founding Fathers enjoyed a few beers, now and again, they wouldn't mind.