You know when you have one of those little fender benders, no one is hurt, and no one’s really upset; and it takes forever for the police to show up to do the paperwork?
You want the police to show up faster? When you ring the dispatcher, tell them there’s a car parked illegally. Revenue generation is the one of two non-food-related motivations the police respond to.
When they show up to ticket the illegally parked car, you can say it took off. “Oh, but since you’re here…”
So in the US, today is Labor Day, a supposed celebration of the contribution to society that laborers have made. Of course, in that American tradition of not being honest, Labor Day is in reality a celebration of unions. You know, those organizations rife with corruption (police, teacher) with ranks full of lazy or incompetent members (police, postal services).
So you can tell I’m not a fan of unions in this country. But I had an interesting thought this morning. My wife and I were in Safeway to pick up some things we needed for dinner. Both Safeway and King Soopers (a Kroger brand) are union shops. And those employees were at work on Labor Day. They weren’t able to celebrate the made-up holiday dedicated to them. I’m non-union and I get the day off.
Now, I’m not opposed to having an extra day off; I welcome any opportunity to not have to make the drive to Denver. But like most things the government decrees, the day doesn’t seem to help the people it’s supposedly celebrating. How typical is that?
Just a thought. For the record, I’m all for government taking days off. It’s one fewer opportunity they have to screw us out of our money.
I woke up to snow on Pikes Peak this morning. It’s a pretty reminder that winter’s on its way to the mountains.