We’re short on ordinary days

I am fully in support of various causes and events of awareness but our 24-hour slots are quickly being consumed by ‘special days.’

To the Editor,

I’m beginning to worry about my days. I am fully in support of various causes and events of awareness but our 24-hour slots are quickly being consumed by ‘special days.’ Failing to stem the tide we risk finding ourselves with a day shortage.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Toonie Tuesday, Super Bowl Sunday and Seniors Thursday leave only Wednesday and Saturday unclaimed. ‘Floater’ days remove a vast number more. Boxing Day, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Worldwide Celebration of Weights and Measures Day, Wookiee Life Day and others are quickly eliminating ordinary 24-hour stretches.

Weeks are also falling prey to unilaterally declared causes: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Global Entrepreneur Week, Worldwide Breast-Feeding Week are examples. With fewer weeks available conflicts are arising. The UN-declared World Space Week finds itself at odds with with the Marijuana Users Association which wants to use the same time slot for World Spaced Week.

Months are no exception to the onslaught. October was declared 4-H Month, as well as American Cheese Month and Menopause Month.

I submit that we end this penchant for special days, weeks and months. To have a simple Saturday where there are no concerns other than sitting would be satisfying. A mundane Monday would be marvellous. Weeks without groups waving placards and months devoid of declarations of various sorts seems desirable.

Act now before the days, weeks and months of your calendar are as gone as your choices.

Ryan LengsfeldNelson

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