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Dumb-assed holiday

March 13, 2007

I absolutely LOATHE St. Patrick’s Day. I use to be a bartender in a hot spot for amateur and professional drinkers alike and there is no holiday more stupid in every way than St. Patrick’s Day (sorry Donna…I know we have talked about this before). I am not Irish but Lithuanian, German and a tad bit o’Welsh. There is no other holiday celebrated in schools all across the USA that highlights a particular ethnic background except for St. Patrick’s Day. Where is the day to celebrate the Greeks? They did a lot more for civilization than Irish people, no? What about all the other hundreds of thousands of cultures we leave out every year but HEY lets get down because it is St. Patrick’s Day and being Irish is great.  I have known many Irish people and they are a great lot of people. Always up for the good crack and all but a HOLIDAY? It just upsets me. It seems stupid and pointless and I hate it. I hate that if you don’t wear green people say stupid shit to you for it. Food and beverages should be green and that is just silly and gross. Novelty shops all over China profit from the excessive accessories worn by drunk, delirious and silly Irish and wannabe Irish.

If you are a bartender during this holiday it is a windfall and a curse at the same time. Everyone is incredibly drunk…drunker than a virgin prom queen at her first sorority mixer and most are free with the tips and cash so that is great but people vomit, say stupid shit and are generally obnoxious.

Now that I have 2 children in school I see that St. Patrick’s Day is a reason to party down, drink some punch, eat more cookies than usual and for my son a slight deviation from his school uniform and I hate it just as much even though no liquor is involved. More mind numbing commercialism and consumerism to brainwash them early and young.

I am thinking about trying to get in the swing of things this year and celebrate. I think I might pack an O’Douls in my sons lunch to sub for his traditional juice box. Would that be so wrong?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2007 10:12 am

    The O’Douls is a bad idea–it can only lead to harder stuff. The next thing you know, he’ll be beerbonging milk and mainlining cookies.

  2. March 13, 2007 11:53 pm

    Me likes the new look…and O’Douls…hmmm…maybe you should send him with one on April 1….

  3. March 14, 2007 12:38 pm

    Ok now I really like the new look….love the butterflies…they are Bean’s favorite…

  4. March 14, 2007 3:10 pm

    Much better! I love this template.

  5. March 14, 2007 8:30 pm

    I love St. Patty’s Day!!! How can u not love a day that celebrates just mere partying. There is no law against another ethnic group having a holiday. I endorse all ethnicities having a major holiday that we can all celebrate by drinking beer and acting stupid. Go Irish!!!!

  6. March 15, 2007 5:41 am

    What, are you anti-leprechaun or something? How can you not love corned beef? And cabbage?? And green beer??? And endless loops of “Danny Boy”????

  7. T.P. permalink
    March 16, 2007 7:42 pm

    At last!
    The only green I’ll be wearin’ is in my underpants.

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