Creased Trousers

November 16, 2007

Ridiculous Letter To The Editor

Filed under: Uncategorized — johnomar @ 5:42 pm

Heres a completely retarded letter about a new holiday in todays Guardian… I think its best summed up as WTF?!


Thank you, MLA Jim Bagnall, for recognizing the need for another statutory holiday on Prince Edward Island.

I learned about this in the Nov. 12, 2007 issue of The Guardian under the heading ‘MLA suggests adding Family Day as new statutory holiday’. The article announces the need for another statutory holiday for the workers on Prince Edward Island under the name ‘Family Day’. Although this may seem like a good holiday for some, others may disagree with the name.

In today’s society not everyone has a family or some may not get along with their family. Naming the holiday ‘Family Day’ could be an emotional burden on these people. These people may not have a family because of heartfelt reasons and it may be an uncomfortable subject. Not everyone has the ‘fairytale’ family. The definition of family does not mean the same to everyone. Some people are very involved in family-related activities but some people are very saddened by the word ‘family’. These are personal reasons and the name of a holiday should not remind them of the fact that they have no family.

In the aspect of religion, Sunday has always been the day of rest and the day to be around family. Christmas is also a very family-based holiday and can be a very sad time for some people, especially when they are celebrating it alone. I believe this is enough for people who do not have a family because some may not want to be reminded of this.

I am not against having another statutory holiday. I cannot think of anyone that would not like another day off during the year. As stated in the article, I agree that “a holiday can be the best thing for productivity,” because it gets people back into the “swing of things.” I believe that there are better names for a holiday that everyone can agree on. For example, why not call it ‘My Day’, because everyone needs a day to focus on themselves.

Emily Smith,

somebody seems a little uncomfortable with their family… and dont people already spend too much time thinking about themselves??


1 Comment »

  1. LOL!!! WTF? How do these letters make it into the newspaper!! Not even cut short or anything…

    “Family Day” sounds ridiculous. “My Day” sounds worse. Make St. Patrick’s Day a holiday instead!

    Comment by Canuckistan — November 22, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

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