Monday, January 19, 2009

Just Another Day

I work in the private sector, for a small business. Martin Luther King Day is one of many federal holidays not recognized by the company, so today was an ordinary work day for me. It's a long cold stretch between New Year's Day and Memorial Day, let me tell you. But that's besides the point... What I noticed today is how spooky it is working downtown on a holiday.

The only thing missing was the tumble weed. No school buses on the drive in, no traffic at all downtown, no pedestrians waiting at the crosswalks. Plus I got a spot on the third floor of the parking garage, which is practically like getting a spot on the first floor, since the bottom two levels are reserved. [I normally park on the fifth floor.] Our office was bustling as always, but we might have been the only ones in the building, the only ones on the block.

4 comments:

Nadine said...

I did have today off, but it will be the last for a while. I really think every weekend should be a three day weekend.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hee hee, three day weekends forever!

Sorry you had to work.

I know the feeling as I once worked at a museum where we always had to work on holidays!

Now I'm a lazy bum!

Stacy said...

I know the feeling! Though there seemed to be quite a few people in our parking garage. It wasn't until the END of the day that I realized it was a holiday - the bus route was running at the weekend schedule and not the week day schedule - so I had to stand out in the cold for over an hour panicking about when and IF the bus was going to come - blah. It was awful. :( I am so driving the rest of this week.

Electronic Goose said...

I really think having MLK Day off is important--moreso than, say, Xmas Eve. I'm glad my work recognizes it.