...unless the holiday falls on a Sunday. Then fuck that shit, we will celebrate on a Monday so we can get the day off...
Sadly in Idaho, this is how it happened this year.
Like most National holidays, people fly their flags on Veterans Day. But on Sunday, the only person on my block flying his flag was my neighbor across the street.
He was out tending to his truck, so I walked over and asked him about it. He said he's the only one on this block who doesn't use the "Lazy Patriot" service that goes around putting flags in your lawn for you, so you look like you care. He has his own, and he posts his flag when he's supposed to.
He goes on to tell me that the Lazy Patriot service doesn't work on Sunday, which is why you don't see an ocean of flags in all the lawns. "The only flags you'll see today will be from people who do it their damn selves..."
And sure enough, Monday morning the flags were out. Now, when a National Holiday falls on a Sunday, the banks and other government agencies get Monday off. I get that. But does that mean we should all celebrate on a Monday instead?
The Lazy Patriot company thinks so, since he (like the rest of this town) refuses to work on a Sunday.
...they will put down flags for Columbus Day, which has nothing to do with the United States, yet they won't properly honor veterans if it's a Sunday??
If your holiday falls on a Sunday, Idaho will honor you later. "Independence Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, fuck you. We'll be at temple if you need us. See you Monday."