I know I'm a day late posting this, but I've been working a lot lately.
Memorial Day. There are a few things about this "holiday" that really really bother me.
1. The phrase "Happy Memorial Day". Really? Is there something happy about it? I watched a debate about this from the sidelines over the weekend, and what I heard was the same things people say at a funeral. The typical "be happy for the memories you have", etc. I get that, I really do. But Memorial Day is not a funeral, and it damn sure is not a happy time. It is a day to remember how many men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice. That may be humbling, or inspirational, but not exactly happy.
2. The effing people who don't know the effing difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day.
3. The sales. Jesus Christ, the sales. Any excuse to make a dollar, I guess.
4. The fact that so many people only "respect" Memorial Day because it provides them with a long weekend, and an intro to summer.
Ok, ok, I'm going to stop now. I'm ranting. I'm not going to apologize, but I am going to stop.