Top Ten Things Not to Do on President’s Day

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Today’s list has been created to provide a little satire surrounding President’s Day. (Happy President’s Day) This is a holiday that I have had a tough time getting my mind around. Other than getting a Monday off, I haven’t been able to see the significance of it all. Yes, Lincoln and Washington each have a birthday two days apart and this may be the only reason.  Of course, there have been forty-four presidents and most have made at least half of the population angry at one time or another. Let’s just say if a President were a member of the family their birthday would in a probability be forgotten. So I’m making the supposition President’s Day is an invention of mattress and car companies for an excuse to have a sale. Here is a tongue in cheek top ten things not to do on President’s Day.

Top Ten Things Not to Do on President’s Day

10 On President’s Day, do not go to Wal-Mart and buy a giant Happy Presidents Day blow up lawn thingy. If you do, at best your neighbors will think you have a screw loose. At worst, a stiff wind will grab the lawn thingy and drag it and the tie down through you r neighbors front window and there will be no way to call upon the spirit of President’s Day for forgiveness.

9 On Presidents Day, do not plan to receive lots of President’s Day gifts. If you do, at best you will sit under the cherry tree a very disappointed person. At worst, all the gifts you bought expecting a big gift exchange will all come due as your credit card company has a new policy on minimum payments required.

8 On President’s Day, do not try to organize a President’s Day office party. If you do, at best your co-workers will request a transfer. At worst, the HR department will invite you to participate in the employee mental health improvement program which will include three days in group therapy and an hour in shock treatment.

7 On President’s Day, do not ask your neighbors to donate to a fund for the less fortunate. If you do, at best you will never have to speak to them again. At worst, the local police will have you in for questioning due to a report taken on the potential for your request for donations to be taken as a scam.

6 On President’s Day, do not try to sing President’s Day carols in your neighborhood. If you do, at best there will be a number of slammed doors and no invitations for hot coco. At worst, your neighbors might band together to organize an intervention and carry you bound and gagged to the nearest institution.

5 On President’s Day, do not expect a bonus from your boss. If you do, at best you will be disappointed. At worst, the money you spent in anticipation of your President’s Day bonus will need to be covered before the card company sends a collection notice.

4 On President’s Day, do not organize a picnic at the park to celebrate. If you do, at best no one will show up. At worst, you will be shoveling three feet of snow just to find the barbecue grill not to mention the crimp in the volley ball game.

3 On President’s Day do not shoot off fireworks. If you do, at best you will be the only one doing so and your neighbors will know where to send the police. At worst, you massive fireworks display will ignite the neighbor’s roof and since it is thirty degrees below zero the fire department won’t be able to pump water and your neighbor is heading over to your house with what looks like a ball bat in his hand.

2 On President’s Day, do not sit in front of the TV thinking there will be a football game to watch. If you do, at best your family will seek council from the local clergy. At worst, your friends will all come over and start eating your snacks and drinking your beer while placing bets on how long it will be until the ambulance shows up. You might want to get in on the bet since the pot is at one hundred dollars.

1 On president’s Day, do not send Happy President’s Day cards to all your friends, family and co-workers. If you do, at best they will not know what to do or say. At worst, next year they will all send you a Happy President’s Day card since you sent one last year. This will cause you to check each off your list and only send a card the following year to those who sent you one.

27 comments

  1. I’m just imagining fireworks with the howling wind outside. Guess it would solve the frigid temp problem when they set things on fire.

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    1. Anything would help you guys in the East. 🙂

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      1. Very much so. I have to actually go out in this. Delaying it for as long as I can.

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  2. The only times I got President’s Day off was when I was in school. It does indeed seem like just another shopping holiday 🙂 Great list, John. It definitely is weird to think of President’s Day as a holiday like Christmas or 4th of July. President’s Day carols??

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    1. Deck the halls with wigs of statesmen. Fa la la la la la la

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  3. Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    You may be wanting another holiday to celebrate but here are some good reasons not to celebrate President’s Day. Courtesy of John Howell over at Fiction Favorites. Enjoy 😉

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    1. Thank you Marie. 🙂

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  4. I think the last time I had President’s Day off was in elementary school. Great list John! By the way, your card is in the mail. 🙂

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    1. Oh Jill. Doggone it. Now I have to send you one next year. 🙂

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      1. I’ll be waiting… 🙂

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  5. They really cheated us by combining those birthdays. Now I’ll never learn when their real birthdays are.

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    1. Another of life’s ironies.

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    2. Blame Nixon, who is celebrated right along with the rest today. Makes it hard to remember Mom’s birthday now. It used to clearly say Washington’s Birthday on the calendar.

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      1. I have a calendar that has Lincoln and Washington and no Presidents Day

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  6. We’ll there goes all my plans for President’s Day…

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  7. Sigh. I’m retired. I don’t get any days off for anything. 😀 😀 😀 All the days are the same.

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    1. Me too, although I do like Friday’s

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      1. 😀 😀 😀 They make no difference. Every day is Saturday. 😛

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      2. Better than every day being Monday

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  8. Bwahaha. What about grilling out on the lawn in boxer shorts with George Washington’s face printed on them in a pattern. If you don’t live in freezing Wisconsin, like I do, that is.

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    1. I think if you do live in Wisconsin you need to grill in a snow bank with your GW boxers on and a Cheese head hat, (and a beer)

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