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2014-05-26 - 9:23 a.m.

So it's one of those strange federal holidays that no one gets off, except such employees that it inconveniences the average person -- who still has to work -- to get off. Your bankers, your postal workers, yadda. I had my lost package from Amazon delivered yesterday, a Sunday, even though I told them I'd be here on Monday. Later I realized that they would have had to pay the guy triple time to dig his truck out of the post office and drive over here with my package if they left the job until Monday. I guess it's only double time on Sunday. Either way, he's probably glad Amazon lost the first package. I'd interrupt my boring barbecue with the relatives for double/triple time. Wouldn't you?

Maybe I should say "no one gets off" in New Orleans. It's because we have Mardi Gras instead, which shuts down the whole city and forces everyone to be let off. However, the feds don't recognize Mardi Gras, because they're clueless idiots who have never noticed in all these decades that roads have to be closed when people pour into the streets. So evidently there's some kind of way that employers can make the vacation/holiday paperwork come out right by using Mardi Gras as our Memorial Day. It isn't like there are a shortage of barbecue holidays...

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