Monday, February 18, 2013

Family Day Scrooge

Family Day?  Bah!  Humbug!  That's what I say!

Ever since Family Day began, I've hated it! I'm a very busy person. I don't like being prevented from getting things done that I need to do. I was going to pick up some items at the health food store, but it was closed. I was going to get my glasses adjusted, but the optometrist was closed too.

And\it's not like it's a holiday for everyone. My brother still has to drive a bus. Doctors and nurses and orderlies still work on family day. At College Park there are two Tim Hortons within that building, one on the main floor and one in the basement. Today the one on the main floor was open but the one in the basement was closed. So, only half of the Tim Hortons employees got the day off? Is that fair? It sounds like a holiday for employers so they don't have to pay all their workers!

But this particular family day was hard on me because it reminded me of the two family members I lost and still miss. I'm sure other people are in this same situation, or maybe they don't have any family at all. Do people in government think about this at all when they decide to make such arbitrary holidays? I doubt it.

There was one bright spot today though. a friend of a friend had her cat in the veterinary hospital for five days. They thought it was poisoned by lilies, and then they thought the cat needed a $5000 operation to remove a blockage, but today the cat woke up as healthy as a horse and went home to its owner.

For Kali and Egg this is probably the best family day ever!

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