Monday, September 4, 2017

"Labor Day 'Celebration' 2017"

Work.

So essentially important that, as in the Seinfeld episode where Kramer went to work without actually having a job, some of us continue to simulate the work process years after our actual formal employment is officially in the past.

Still, however, 

We go into “the office”, we put in a respectable day’s “work”, and then we call it a day, comforted that, fueled by our sense of responsibility, personal integrity and care, we have, once again, done the very best we know how.

For what else is assiduous blog-writing than imagining you still have a job?

With this in mind, every Labor Day, like all other job-holders and “job holders”…

We traditionally take the day off.  (While still at least writing something.) 

Contemplating, on this holiday from “work”, the innate satisfaction of a non-job conscientiously well done.

Happy Labor Day, everyone.

To those who work,

And those who pretend they still do.


Which feels, almost but not quite, like exactly the same thing.

3 comments:

JED said...

Whether you get paid for it or not, work is work.

Fred from Scarborough said...

I, for one, appreciate your labours.

Russ said...

Work will always be a 4-letter word.