Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Holiday? What Holiday?

It seems that Aberdeen is the most heathen city in Scotland, if not the world.
Whilst everyone else in this rainy corner of the world gets an extra two days off this weekend to celebrate the death of a bearded magician 2,000-odd years ago, Aberdeen is a rule unto itself.
No Easter holiday for the Granite City. No siree. Everyone is expected to be present and correct (or at the very least, present) on both Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Shame on you Aberdeen Public Holiday Deciders. What the hell (pardon the seasonal blasphemy) is the reason for Aberdeen's non-participation in the holiday?
Why is my company's Norwegian office closed for A WHOLE WEEK, when we poor Scots are subject to normal days of office-bound tedium?
It may be fair comment that, in the absence of Jocklings with whom to roll Easter eggs, I'd probably only spend a long weekend eating chocolate versions of the same and hot cross buns, and watching whatever Disney movie is foisted upon us.
But that's beside the point. I would be very grateful, oh Aberdeen Public Holiday Deciders, if, in your infinite wisdom, you could make some attempt to align the holidays in this grey and cold city with those elsewhere in the country - even 40 miles south, where Mrs Wife is afforded the normal holidays as celebrated by EVERY OTHER PART OF THE UK.

1 comment:

Erica said...

If it makes you feel any better, and I know it won't, my office is open for most of the federal holidays, short of Memorial Day and Labor Day.

All the rest - MLK Jr. Day, Washington's Boitday, Lincoln's Boitday, etc - we are stuck schlepping our soggy bottoms into the office (a newsroom...somebody has to put these danged papers together, right?).

Oh, you were probably speaking of a religious holiday though. We are also open on Purim, Rosh Hashanah, Passover, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, etc. If *I* need to take off, it's taken out of my personal time.

The world is obviously run by dooshbags.