Play Hooky?

Happy 10th Birthday! While all your old school classmates are turning 40 this year… you my February 29, 1968 friend… are celebrating your 10th birthday tomorrow. Or at least that what you can tell others if they try to give you any of those “Over the Hill” birthday gifts.

Now for you leaplings born in 1988 who are desperately waiting for your 21st birthday next year, celebrating the fact that this is only your 2nd birthday might not be as much fun. But hey – maybe it’s like looking young – you’ll appreciate it when you’re older.

One old tradition said that Feb 29 was the one day that women were allowed to ask men to marry them – and the men could not refuse. Maybe that’s why those terrible high school Sadie Hawkins Day dances were always held in February.

A friend of mine wants to start a new leap year tradition. He said that he’s not working on Friday – that his salary is the same as it was last year with only 365 days in it and that he’s not working an extra day for free.

Sounds reasonable to me. So what do you say – start a little revolution and not go to work tomorrow? I think it’s supposed to be another sunny day…

Who’s with me?!?

3 Comments so far

  1. McAngryPants (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 11:12 am

    don’t forget to go to the Rogue Public House for your free 1/2 yard of beer! NOTE!! you must be a member of the "Rogue Nation" PRIOR to your birthday to reap this reward. Git yer butt down there today and git yerself on da role.

    Also, if you time your trip to the Rogue right they have a "rum tour" every day at 2pm

    /me stops whoring out for Rogue.

  2. sabernar (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 11:47 am

    Free day off! Well, that only really works if you get paid annually. Or monthly or bimonthly. it doesn’t apply to people who are paid biweekly or weekly.

  3. Taylor (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 5:58 pm

    I had this same thought earlier this week (though I work for myself, which means either 7 days off or on per week, depending on the situation); and I had the thought of "do something completely out of the ordinary on 2/29 – it’s a FREE DAY!"

    So that’s what I’m going to do – maybe drive out to Mt. Hood or go the opposite direction and hit the coast… we’ll just have to see. It’s a FREE DAY!

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