Ha, ha and those state workers are soooo lazy. Everyone knows it. They shouldn’t get that day off even if they already don’t.
On the first Monday in March of every year, Chicago school children are allowed to stay home and learn nothing and state employees are given the day off to do whatever state employees do on their days off (not move slowly, not scowl, not itch their heads with pencils) while the rest of us enjoy less congested expressways, rains and buses.
The reason? Why, it's Pulaski Day, of course.
I submitted a comment to the post correcting his holiday error and thanking him for his fine characterization of Illinois state workers. But my comment never appeared. I’m assuming it’s because I call him *gasp*, “pal”. Specifically what I said was “…and thanks for the ridiculous characterization of state workers, pal.”
The reason I think the obscenity “pal” got me in trouble is because I’ve had people take real offense to it in the past. I especially remember an incident about 20 years ago when I inserted the dreaded “pal” into a telephone conversation with an attorney who was representing an individual with whom I was involved with some litigation. So offended, he hung up on me. Ever since then, I have reserved playing the “pal” card for instances when “asshole”, "dumbass” and “fuck-tard” don’t seem powerful enough.
So, in the interest of civility, I guess it’s OK to let the post stand as incorrect. Better to be inaccurate than a “pal” of mine.