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"Special" Days/months We Need To Get Rid Of  
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

I was in my car the other day, and on the radio there was this program about "special days/months" and I got to thinking, so many don't make sense, or are utterly useless.

The below list is not meant to trash a person or group.

Martin Luther King Jr day (3rd monday in January)- Schools get off, many gov't places close. What is the use of this day? He was a good person for civil rights and whatnot, but there is really no reason to have a day to celebrate him.

Woman's Equality Day (August 26)- That's like saying that we have to treat women as equals ONLY on that day..

Child Health Day (First Monday in October)- I guess this is the only day that we are supposed to care about the health of our kids.. riiiiiight..

National Hurricane Preparedness week (Third week in may) Should be a mandatory "How to get your asses in gear" week for Louisiana.. That's for sure.. Otherwise, Anyone on the coasts should already KNOW what the heck to do!

Women's History Month (March) Well, Women have been around since Men, and if you look at the bible's way of things then Women are responsible for the expulsion form paradise.. I don't see a "Men's history month"

Black History Month (February)- I guess Feb. was made this "special" month to learn about black people. Keep in mind that there are black people who hate this "observance", like Morgan Freeman. They (rightfully) feel that nothing was done to "Earn" this recognition

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October)- Shouldn't we be aware of this all year, not just a specific month?

General Pulaski Memorial Day (October 11)- Who the hell is General Pulaski?!?!!?

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (September)- So if you're serious about recovery, do it in September.. OR ELSE..

National Caffeine Awareness Month (March)- Common.. Caffiene is great!! Especially for pilots, flight attendants,a nd college students!

Nonpoint Source Pollution Awareness Month (March)- Umm.. WTF over?

Garlic Mustard Awareness Month (May)- I'm at a loss on this one..

National Stalking Awareness Month (January)- Wow.. They made one for FLAIRPORT..

Keep in mind that this list is not all of the ones that are crazy/useless/don't make sense..

Most of these found at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...tates_by_presidential_proclamation
and
http://aware.easilyamused.org/

What holidays do you think are worthless, or what does YOUR country "celebrate" or recognize?

Chris

[Edited 2006-01-20 22:29:18]


Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9234 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):

General Pulaski Memorial Day (October 11)- Who the hell is General Pulaski?!?!!?

Polish general who was a great asset to the colonies during the Revolutionary War.

His birthday is celebrated throughout Illinois on the first Monday in March, mainly because of the large polish population in Chicago. I certainly enjoyed the day off from school.

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):

Woman's Equality Day (August 26)- That's like saying that we have to treat women as equals ONLY on that day..

No, I'm pretty sure Secretary's Day ranks up there, too.

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
National Stalking Awareness Month (January)- Wow.. They made one for FLAIRPORT..

January?! Are you kidding? It's too cold to stalk in January! Try May or something.

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (September)- So if you're serious about recovery, do it in September.. OR ELSE..

This should be in January, post holidays. Coincides nicely with a resolution.

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October)- Shouldn't we be aware of this all year, not just a specific month?

It's the end of baseball season and gives the players' wives some recognition.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Airlinelover:
I expect you to work every single one of those days and not observe any of them.



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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

I don't request them off.. If I am sched'd, I work.

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
Garlic Mustard Awareness Month (May)- I'm at a loss on this one..

You can ditch the rest of them but please keep this one.

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
Martin Luther King Jr day (3rd monday in January)- Schools get off, many gov't places close. What is the use of this day? He was a good person for civil rights and whatnot, but there is really no reason to have a day to celebrate him.

Depends on whether you think it's relevant to celebrate historical figures in general and their contribution to society. There are a lot of people that would see good reason to celebrate this guys life. Surely there are other individuals who get a day, (apart from the Polish war guy)


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 3):
I don't request them off.. If I am sched'd, I work.

Well we're all glad you have a job.  Smile



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6897 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Christmas Day
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Waitangi Day
Queen's Birthday

That's just a few that I can think of for now....


User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

For Australia

Labour Day

This was to celebrate in part the 8 hour work day. Now that we have a 38 hour week this holiday is pretty much useless. It is also celebrated on different days around Australia. May 1st in Qld where I live.

Queens Birthday Long Weekend

This one is pointless. Great if you are a student studying for mid year exams. I don't see its relevance.



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
Martin Luther King Jr day (3rd monday in January)- Schools get off, many gov't places close. What is the use of this day? He was a good person for civil rights and whatnot, but there is really no reason to have a day to celebrate him

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/1072932/

I certainly wouldn't call MLK Jr. Day useless. To say that would be a slap in the face to all of the work that he did and the work of others during the civil rights movement.



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User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3049 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 8):
I certainly wouldn't call MLK Jr. Day useless.

Nor do I. I once said it in my signature,If MLK had the same rights
as whites back then,no racism,no suspicions because he's black,
and based upon his views,and he if wanted to run for the Presidency,
he would have been one the finest CIC,in my opinion.



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