Saturday, September 30, 2017
When Friday isn't Friday
Well, here it is... Saturday, and as I do on almost every Saturday, I'm going to work. I say this for the benefit of all of those people who do get to work a 5 day work week, and for whom Friday is the last day of that week. I have friends on Facebook who, every Friday, post these cute little dancing gifs proclaiming how great Friday is... for them. So, recently, I began reminding them that there are vast numbers of people who work on weekends. I let them know that if we all had a work week that ended on Friday the world would, for the most part shut down for them. There would be no movies, or restaurants open, you couldn't go to the supermarket, or stop by your 7-11 or get gas. There would be no Emergency Rooms for people to go to were they to get sick. No police, so don't get robbed, or have an accident. Imagine Disney World closed on Saturday and Sunday, and Six Flags - no amusements parks because their employees had a work week that ends on a Friday. Think of everything that would be closed. Just start ticking things off in your head, the things you can't do because no one is going to be working. And the number of cute, little gifs has started to decline because my friends have started to realize that without us weekend workers, their own personal lives would pretty much shut down. A lot of people don't think about things like that.