Not Every Stat Holiday is a Good Idea
By Christopher Munroe
A lot of people called in fake sick to work that day.
Like, a LOT.
A number of businesses didn’t open at all, and those that did, mostly places that sold snack foods, were swamped by the rush of people suddenly realizing that HOLY SHIT SOME CHIPS WOULD BE GOOD RIGHT NOW!!!
The customers didn’t always remember to bring money.
The staff didn’t always remember to take it.
Billions of dollars in economic activity were lost over the course of twenty-four hours.
“Hash Wednesday” was, overall, not the most productive of holidays, but it was certainly a lot of fun…