Today is Labor Day; a day to honor the working folk by giving us a day off (unless you work retail, are a first responder, doctor, animal shelter worker, police officer, small business owner, airline pilot, bus driver, train conductor, taxi driver, or are self-employed. So really, only just a few people) and encouraging us to celebrate by barbecuing, drinking various forms of alcohol, and, of course, shopping.
Because, really, what spells “day off” more than drunk shopping with a full stomach? I'm sure that is what whoever dreamed up this day had in mind (although I do concede it sounds like a good time.)
Anyway, as a quasi-self employed person, today isn't really a day off for me. In fact, I've decided that my labor day is actually December 13, which is when my daughter was born. I think I labored harder that day than any other day in my life. And it ended with me being cut open and a child removed from my body.
Too much information? Perhaps. But true, nonetheless.
Anyway, I initially planned to rant about how I see Halloween decorations out in stores already and how every holiday is commercialized and it makes me really, really annoyed. But then I thought, nah. That's kind of heavy for a Monday. So, instead of ranting, I'm going to share these awesome pictures that I found and hope they make you laugh, too (and make you so entertained that you forget you wanted to take advantage of those amazing, never to be found again Labor Day sales):