I have an idea for a new holiday. (As if we didn’t have enough on the calendar already).
It’s called “Burnout’s Day”. This is a day to celebrate and honor all the folks who are mad as hell and aren’t gonna take it anymore.
I think if we had a day like this, it would reduce murders, suicides and incidents like flight attendants sliding down emergency chutes with beers in hand after cussing out a plane full of passengers.
I recommend August 15 on the calendar for Burnout’s Day. After all, August is called “The Dog Days”. There are no real holidays in August. We could use one.
The day could have its own parade. Famous burnouts could be invited in different cities to be the grand marshal. For example, Los Angeles could invite Lindsay Lohan to be theirs.
Other than the parade, I would recommend that there be no other activities on that day. Burnouts would be encouraged to spend the day sleeping.
In fact, I think the floats in the parade could all be beds. Each float would have individual characters and performers. For example, one could have a man at a desk slaving over reams of paperwork. Another could have a two people dressed in business suits doing a role play in which they are involved in a shouting match.
The traditional Burnout’s Day meal would consist of boxes of chocolate and cases of ice cream. Comfort food would be the norm.
Of course, after Burnout’s Day is over, to paraphrase Ebenezer Scrooge, we would have to me back at work all the more early the next day.
Enjoy the bed on Burnout’s Day as much as you can!