We have an obsession with creating things that happen every four years. Here in the U.S. we elect a new President every four years – though most politicians all seem to be the same jackass to me.
Every four years we have the Winter and Summer Olympics as well as the World Cup of Soccer (Football for you foreign types). And the four year thing even hits close to home… one of my friends seems to only get laid about once every four years. It’s like a Leap Day miracle. That poor bastard.
Speaking of Leap Day, it’s the most bizarre of all the once-in-four-year occurrences because it’s just a random day added at the end of February. You know, statistically speaking only 1 in 1,460 people can say they have a Leap Birthday.
(Which one of you geeks just pulled out a calculator to check that math?)
Leap Day is an extreme version of Daylight Savings Time when you turn the clocks back and “gain” an hour. People jokingly ask me what I’m going to do with the extra hour. Well, since it happens at 2am I usually just sleep through it… you dumbass.
The same can be said about Leap Day – what are you going to do with it? Well, since IT happens today (on a Wednesday) I am going to work. Which sucks. Like many folks I’m paid on a salary basis. Whether I work 6 hours a day or 10 hours a day, 3 days a week or 7 days a week when I get my pay checks the dollar amount is the same every single time.
Then along comes this Wednesday Leap Day bullshit, adding an extra day of work into my pay period without changing my pay.
The Corporate world must LOVE this. They get an extra day of productivity, an extra day of sales, an extra day of billing. And don’t have to pay that extra day of salary.
Well I am giving the big fat middle finger to Leap Day. I am vowing to do little or NO work at all today. I’ll surf the internet, read a few magazines, steal some office supplies.
Those who know me may say it sounds like a typical work day for me. Ha, very funny. But I’m seriously refusing to do any true productive work.
Who is with me on this? Salaried people UNITE! Today we protest!