Federal “holidays” drive me nuts. Especially days like Columbus Day. It makes me wonder if any other countries (not formed in the past 250 years) have a day recognizing the person who supposedly discovered the country.
I am all for giving people who made important contributions, which shaped the country, a day where they can be remembered and recognized, but does the government really have to shut down for it?
My birthday occasionally falls on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I know he was a great guy, who helped make some very needed changes and I liked getting my birthday off school once in a while, but I would still like to get my mail.
Enough of my ranting. Have a good day and enjoy your Columbus Day barbecue. You’re not having one? Well, then it’s clearly not a holiday is it.