Thanks for the reminder.

Thanks for the reminder.

Secret Aries week is almost here.   Do you know about this? I’d never heard of it until I saw a sign outside the local florist’s shop the other day.

I’m not sure why some people born under the astrological sign of the ram want to keep it a secret.   I’m OK with being a Leo, and I would think those who are really into the Zodiac would be proud of their birth signs. I’m also surprised that there are enough people trying to hide being an Aries to warrant a whole week of celebration – wouldn’t one day do it? But since people are, obviously, into this, why don’t they observe it a week earlier? Then it would fall during the actual dates attributed to Aries.

Maybe that time slot was already taken up by some other crucial holiday like National Ball of Twine week. We have way too many made-up days of remembrance like that. Why does Congress waste their time with this sort of thing when they should be addressing the serious problems facing the country? Things like the fact that someone who took three years of accounting, up to and INCLUDING Cost Accounting, still wound up bleeding from her eyeballs when she attempted to do her own taxes last week? What about THAT, eh?

If it’s not Congress making up holidays, it’s florists and card sellers. Take Sweetest Day. It was invented out of thin air to sell flowers and cards. If someone refuses to participate in what is nothing more than a marketing ploy to increase sales by guilt, do people applaud you for taking a moral stand? No. You are labeled a cheap so-and-so and you end up in hot water with your significant other. That’s why I was surprised that I couldn’t find any Secret Aries cards at Hallmark – they normally jump right on this shiz. Must be a brand new holiday.

I’d like to know how we are even supposed to know who to congratulate; it’s Secret Aries, as in SECRET, hello?   I’ll do my best, though, because I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. I’m getting out my calendar and jotting this down right now so I don’t forget.

Oh, look.  Administrative Professional’s day is also next week.

Guess I better stock up on flowers and cards for those people, too.