Honestly, it really is. It’s like a fake holiday. The damn kids have school off, but we don’t get the day off from work.
Let’s look at a quick holiday breakdown:
St. Patrick’s Day: An excuse to get wasted in the middle of the week. And who doesn’t love green beer?
Valentine’s Day: This one’s for the ladies, but it gets men laid. And women get chocolate.
Labor Day: Hey, no work!
Memorial Day: Honor the troops. Hey, and another day off!
President’s Day: Still, more people get the day off than Columbus day.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrate racial equality, and yes, another day off from work.
Then, there’s Columbus day. Only kids in public school and teachers get the day off. The rest of us have to go to work. Yeah, there’s a parade, but even that’s pretty lame. The Italian community latches onto this guy like a saint. I mean yeah, he “discovered” America, and was alleged to be Italian, but even that’s up for debate.
Besides that, he is widely known as causing the most massive slaughtering of human life in history. The exploration and settling of Columbus’ voyages displaced, enslaved, and killed millions of indigenous American people.
Columbus, and the people he brought to this continent “…caused the deaths of millions of American indigenous peoples, in what can only be described as one of the greatest tragedies of all time.”
Ok, now that being said, let’s get back to the kids. They were everywhere today! The day off from school meant that thousands of teenage students were turned loose on the city. The trains were super crowded with teens huddled in small groups all over the trains.
Since the parents still had to go to work, they were left to their own devices. So why not hit the city for the day and do…things.
I have no idea where all these kids are on the weekends because you never see them out like this on a random Saturday. Something about having a day off from school brought them all out, thus making the commute a nightmare.
Of course, they were not out of bed yet for the morning commute. But the afternoon ride…WOW!