I just came up with what I think is the best new idea since an Earl decided that a loaf of bread would be tasty cut into slices and used to ‘sandwich’ meat and cheese and pickles, and of course I knew right away that I had to share my idea with you, my good friends.
Are you ready? Are you listening? Are you enjoying a snack and maybe a nice hot cup of cocoa or coffee? Good.
Drum roll please: Governments everywhere should declare Feb 29 a National Holiday. I know! Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the best ones and I can only shake my head in wonderment that someone else hadn’t thought of this leap years ago.
Now, your initial reaction to my great idea might be that Leap Year Day ( my great idea for the name of the new holiday), wouldn’t be worth celebrating because it would only happen once every four years, but that’s exactly the premise behind my idea–that we need an extra holiday in the years that are divisible by four.
Think about it–we have a set number of National Holidays for all the years that have the usual 365 days allotted to them, but then Leap year comes, dragging along with it an extra twenty-fours hours that we’re just supposed to deal with! What are we supposed to do on this extra day–work?
That doesn’t seem fair–having to work an extra day whenever Feb 29 falls on a week-day. I know that I’m retired now so this particular scenario doesn’t apply to me, but if it did, I think I’d be slightly ticked off. In fact, I am slightly ticked off just remembering all the extra days of work I put in during past leap years! But I digress…
I’m not sure what the protocol is to have my great idea of Leap Year Day put forward for government consideration; I figure I’ll have to complete due diligence and provide scientific back-up and run random polls then tabulate the results on a Bell Curve, then jump through a few fire-hoops while riding a unicycle…could be a long process.
I’ll let you know how I do. In the meantime, feel free to jump on board and help spread the word about my great idea. And don’t forget to let me know if you come up with your own great idea for a National Holiday–I’ll be one of the first ones on your band wagon!
Note: In honor of the distinct possibility of a future Leap Year Day, I’ve decided to run another promotion. From today until March 7, redeem the following coupon for a free copy of my ebook “Postcards From Home” at Smashwords.com. Simply select the book and proceed to the checkout. Once there, enter the coupon code QA87G to change the price from $1.99 to $0.00 and then you’ll be able to download the book in your choice of format.
Hope you enjoy this promotion, too, and don’t forget to spread the word about Leap Year Day!