Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Another made-up holiday.

That's right. It's Boss's Day. Although I think the correct punctuation is Boss' Day, (or at least Bosses Day) but let's not quibble; let's celebrate!
One of society's little glitches is that people who are famous or popular generally don't have to pay for much.
They get comped at casinos, free meals when they dine out and gifts from fans who think they can give them something they couldn't buy for themselves if they really wanted it.
That's why I'm amazed whenever I see someone picking up a dinner check for a person whose salary has more zeroes than this season's Dancing With the Stars. Let them buy their own crap.
So, in order to honor that little conundrum, some sick bastard dreamed up Boss' Day. It's October 16, so I've left you at least 24 hours to go out and buy your poor put-upon boss something nice.
Here's the history, just so you know:
Patricia Bays Haroski registered "National Boss' Day" with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. She was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois at the time and chose October 16th because it was the birthday of her boss, who happened to be her father.
That's right, sports fans. Her father. Thanks Patricia, you flaming jackass. Now, several thousand guilt-ridden employees who generally would lend a hand to push their boss off a tall building must go out and spend their own money on a gift to someone who provides the money they just spent. My head hurts.
Here's my suggestion: Do what most bosses do. Ignore it. It will go away. Or better yet, call in sick for a couple of days and let your boss do some work. Take a nice 4-day weekend. Then, send your boss a postcard from a little bed and breakfast nearby with the inscription: The scenery is here, wish you were beautiful.
Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

4 comments:

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

You're right, it IS a bullshit holiday. I think they should be happy that they get they get paid what they do. It's their gift AND certain bosses should be happy that they got that bailout from us.

Have you seen even ONE executive from these banks come on t.v. and say "Thank-you??" And "I'm sorry??" Bastards.

Anthony said...

No, I haven't heard that, but I understand that the Federal government received a nice gift for opening a new account.

MBKimmy said...

well being a boss myself I think it is a lame ass day too ... maybe I will call in sick too! haha

ps that is why the rich are so rich b/c stupid people "Give" them shit!!!

Kate Michele said...

ok boss' day is so made up.

however sweetest day is NOT. :D



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