Working affords us a different perspective on things than when we were still students. As students, we look forward to holidays as signals of long school vacations and possible mountain loads of school work. As yuppies, we look forward to holidays as opportunities to be paid double for services rendered and maybe paid triple if the holiday happened to be our off and still we rendered our services.
Being yuppies seem to shift priorities from wanting to be on vacation mode all the time to wanting to earn more money all the time. This, or maybe the fact that I want one more day with someone, is the reason why I volunteered to work on a Maundy Thursday. It will be my first time working during the Holy Week. My first time not to be part of the tradition that have enveloped our household for years. Not that I really care much for the tradition or that I am regretting not being part of it – I haven’t really cared for the tradition in a personal way and as such I am all in favor of not being part of it.
Yet it still gets weird considering all this things. And I guess the holidays that I would really regret spending inside the floor would be the Yuletide holidays. It would be a sad day for me to spend those holidays away from home especially if my inspiration from work would also be away on leave. But I guess by that time I would have been promoted to something else and would be enjoying vacation leaves as well. I sure hope so.