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Happy Memorial Day!
In a way it seems odd to have a Memorial Day greeting such as my opening, but truth be told I would imagine the majority of those who have this holiday off are happy to be not working and just enjoying themselves. A good many probably don't even give the meaning of this day much thought--the fact that it's a holiday is the main thing.
For those who work in retail and entertainment, Memorial Day might be a big day for business with special sales or people looking to do something fun on their day off. Then there are those like my wife and I who will just be at home laying back and avoiding the traffic and the crowds.
What do you like to do on holidays such as Memorial Day? Visit family? Have a picnic? Go to the beach? Frolic at an amusement park? Attend a special event? Or would you prefer to stay at home to catch up on work around the house, watch television, or just rest?
Each of us does our own thing for our own reason. That reason may even boil down to finances or health. In those cases we may not be doing things as a matter of preference, but rather circumstance. But when circumstance is not the prevailing issue, preference rules our lives. In communal decisions the preference might not always be our own. How much we enjoy the decision of the group may be influenced by our personal preferences.
An Upcoming Series: Can You Please Help?
Starting on Friday May 30th I am going to have a series of posts related to preferences. The first few posts will be intended for information gathering, then depending on how much information I gather from you readers, I will present an additional 2 to 3 posts to interpret my findings. The exploratory posts will include my next Battle of the Bands post which will be a special Sunday post on June 1st. You will have a few days to visit that Battle post before the results appear on Friday June 6th.
My next Battle of the Bands post might seem peculiar to some, but I hope you will indulge me with your participation. The more information I get from you, the better I will be able to come up with some preliminary answers to my "research".
On Wednesday May 28th I will be visited by a mystery guest--an established blogger who has started a new blog under a hidden identity and wishes that identity be concealed for now. Please be sure to stop by to check out that post.
And then on Friday May 30th I will be making what some may take to be a highly outrageous and presumptuous claim. Be ready to defend your preferences or concede to mine.
What did you do for Memorial Day? What is your favorite holiday activity? Are you one of those who has to work on most holidays?