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Everybody Take a Day Off and Have a Picnic!

Beautiful weather all over London...

semi-overcast 16 °C

I just went out to get my lunch, and it is an absolutely beautiful day today. Sixteen Celsius, very mild and bright despite a layer of clouds in the sky. Gorgeous day.

Everyone should have the day off today, so we can all be out and enjoying this weather. Everyone could go to their favourite park and have a picnic. Everyone could have a “nice weather day.”


Well, not everyone, obviously, because we would need the train drivers to get us to the picnic grounds, and the tube and bus drivers to get us to the train station. Everyone else, though, should have the day off.

Oh, except for the folks who work at Tesco’s, the grocery store, because I don’t have the stuff for a picnic lunch and would have to pick it up. So the train, tube and bus drivers and Tesco’s employees would have to work, but everyone else should have the day off.

Wait, I’ll like a cold drink when I get to the park, as I imagine everyone would. So any off license, news agent or convenience store near a park will need to stay open and have someone at the cash register. Train, tube and bus drivers, Tesco’s employees and off license cashiers, all report to work. Everyone else, take the day off!

No, just a second. I’ll probably want a pint later in the day from the nearest pub, so the pub landlords will need to be open. Sure, I could get a can of lager from the off license, but I’d prefer my beer in a glass pint. Therefore, the pub will need to be open. Okay, where are we at? Pub landlords, train, tube and bus drivers, off license cashiers and Tesco employees are all at work. Everyone else has a free day.

Oh, hang on! All those people in the park will create a lot of rubbish. We are going to need someone to pick all that rubbish up and clean out the rubbish bins. Park staff will need to be in to do that. Right, train, tube and bus drivers, off license cashiers, Tesco employees, pub landlords and park cleaners - man your posts! The rest of us are going to take a free day.

Though, I don’t really like the idea of all those people in the park at the same time I am. I’d prefer a nice quiet patch of grass. Actually, I guess when it comes right down to it, I really only care if I get the day off. The rest of you I don’t care about. So that’s it – everyone report to work but me.


Hey, here comes my boss. Wonder what she’s about to say?

I need to work overtime tonight? No chance of getting out and enjoying the weather?

No picnic for me today. I suppose it is some consolation that I can see the parking lot of my office from outside my window. It sure looks nice out.

Posted by GregW 05:49 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged preparation

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There's so much snow in Denver that I'm enjoying a snow day from work! Not gorgeous outside, but lovely for hot cocoa sipping and cookie baking. No one needs to open up shop for me today!

by Bwaybaby10

Damn it, but those deck chairs look so inviting Greg.. are you sure I can't have the day off :) ?

by Peter

Too late, the day is over. It's already tomorrow. Lucky for you, though, tomorrow is supposed to be as nice as today - or more correctly today is supposed to be as nice as yesterday. So as long as you aren't driving my tube train or serving me pints in the pub, you can have the day off. Mostly I'm granting you that because I doubt that living in Australia your work day will have much impact on my life.

P.S. I had to work until 8:45 PM this evening, and only made it home from my office by 10 PM, so I think I am being quite generous for a person how had such a long day.


by GregW

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