I only celebrate 2 religious holidays a year. May Day and Labor Day.
I will be working my religious holiday this year.
I don't work Mondays normally, so I didn't think to ask for it off.
So of course I got scheduled on Labor Day.
"I just treated it like any other day." Answered M&M when I asked her about why I was working the only day working people shouldn't have to.
Of course you did. Why not? Just like I treat the fact that I have been disfigured* and disabled** as just a "regular part of working for the capitalist pigs."
Lucky for me though, this is PalmGhetto. So a regular workday is never just a "regular workday." Instead of spending my holiday trying to avoid chanting pro-union songs all day (I don't know any lyrics), I can spend the day trying to avoid white trash conversations at my lunchtime locker.
The following conversation is not verbatim:
After informing me that the "Bitch in the register next to me" better "watch her ass" mostly because "she is talking a lot of shit," I overhear the middle aged cashier on her cell telling her prospects that she "had a little something if you are interested."
Next she busts out with her "tabs" and asks if I needed any. I politely declined and mentioned I'd rather continue to vomit up my own blood up instead.
* I hesitate to place a picture of the hideous scar on the lower half of my thumb which I received from scraping it against the trash can bin.
** I've been vomiting liters of blood from all the Aleve I've been taking for the back pain I incurred whilst mopping an entire bakery floor with a kitchen sized mop.