Friday, September 2, 2011

Sep 2011

A Labour Day reminder...

Since the 1880s Canadians have celebrated the contributions of labour and specifically the development of the 8-hour day. The concept involved the recognition that workers should be able to work only 1/3 of each day. This was designed to leave 1/3 for sleep and 1/3 for recreation.

Funny how commuting, grocery shopping, housecleaning, cooking, laundry and activities of that ilk all seem to count as "recreation."

I implore you, this labour day, take the hint from this little street's sign near my office. Stay away from work AND all that boring recreation. Just relax and have fun.

Oh, and put away those white shoes.