George Washington chopped down the Cherry Tree, but for Presidents’ Day…we’re chopping prices on everything in the store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This Monday only, you must come to Macy’s Presidents’ Day Mattress
I guess things just sort of lose their edge with time. I don’t exactly know when we went from honoring
Just imagine the late 1990’s….
“And be sure to check out the clearance rack where all stained, black dresses are at a special discount….”
Yeah, Presidents’ Day doesn’t really mean anything to anybody outside of the roster of government employees who took the day off. However, eventually time passes and every holiday slides down from the pedestal of remembrance and becomes just as trivialized as every other former “great” holiday (Arbor Day, Columbus Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc.).
I don’t know if
Now, I do want to acknowledge that among my circle of friends who know what funny is…I am considered “The King of Inappropriate Humor.” However, what I have written above is not meant to be humorous. It’s just an example of how today’s greatness will almost always be lost on the kids born two generations from now.
In closing, to end on an up note (and to provide perspective to what I said above), I am going to tell you the Honest-to-God true story of the most inappropriate joke I ever told. A couple of years ago Gail and I were at Hobby Lobby and I looked over at an aisle end cap that was about 15 feet away from the cash registers. On that end cap were little plaster busts about 6 inches tall of famous historical figures. There was a plaster Shakespeare next to the bust of George Washington. Straight off of Schroeder’s piano was the little bust of Beethoven. Without taking a second to think, I picked up the John F. Kennedy bust, turned to face the cash register, and asked, “Excuse me, Maam, is this one on sale, because it seems to be missing the whole back side of its head?”
That was the most inappropriate joke I ever told. If you don’t believe me, you can ask Gail.
Anyway, the point of this blog entry is that I truly worry that today’s kids and the children of tomorrow just aren’t going to be as respectful as we adults are today.