The following is an editorial.
Once again, it's Labor Day here in the United States of America, but the holiday seems to be taking on a whole new meaning.
In more enlightened times past, the only businesses that were open today were emergency services: police, fire fighters, and medical personnel; just in case they were needed.
Now, it's a rare event to find a business closed on this holiday with retail stores having sales and other enterprises considering it just another day at work, although the presence of senior management seems scarce on holidays.
What might be even sadder, the annual Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon is no more. After Jerry Lewis' departure in 2010, the event was seriously reduced till last year's finale, with just a couple of hours on Sunday night instead of the two day star-studded extravaganza it used to be.
I could ask what is the world coming to, but I'm afraid we might not like the answers.
In any event, hope everyone doesn't have to work too hard, and it's back to work Tuesday whether you were off today or not.
The above was an editorial.