Yes, it is the Friday after an Independence Day Thursday, and I am at my day job.
It is a complete ghost town in here. I think I saw a tumbleweed go by! There is almost no one in the office!
Why in the world would anyone take off on a day like this if they weren't traveling somewhere?
First of all, I've gotten more work cleared off my desk in three hours than I could do in three days if everyone was around. Second, I got to take a nice, leisurely lunch without worrying about rushing back for a meeting or because somebody might be standing at my desk at 12:59 wondering where I am. Third, I can write my blog post over that lunch break without worrying who might walk up and see me (God forbid!) blogging.
Not that I write about work in the blog - I try as much as possible to avoid the subject altogether except to say I like my job and I work with great people. But I digress.
Today, I work with practically nobody, and that's fine with me. And I have an extra day off to use for days when I really do need a vacation.
I call that a win/win.
Happy 5th of July, everyone!