Tuesday, February 27, 2018

National Asshole Awareness Day

If you check your calendar or newspaper daily almanac, you'll notice that there's a day, week, or month that's been designated to honor or call attention to almost everything you can imagine. Earlier this month we had Presidents' Day. February is Black History Month. This week is both Telecommuter Appreciation Week (celebrated each year during the week which includes Alexander Graham Bell's birthday, March 3rd) and National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

And today, February 27th, is National Asshole Awareness Day.

I think the brown ribbon is a nice touch, don't you?

Particularly at this difficult time in our history, it's important that we maintain our awareness of the assholes which surround us every day, complicating our lives and making a nuisance of themselves.

There are no particular activities scheduled for National Asshole Awareness Day. There are certainly no rallies, as we don't want to give assholes a chance to come together in large numbers*, and I'm not aware of any telethons or parades in their honor, which is probably just as well.

So, Dear Readers, it's up to you - be aware of the assholes in your immediate vicinity, and avoid them when you can, for they are vexations to the spirit**.

And do try not to be one, yourself. There are plenty enough of them out there without your help.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.


* 535 in the Capitol Building at once (536 when the Vice President is presiding as President of the Senate) is bad enough.

** With apologies to Max Ehrmann's "Desiderata."


Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Definitely a day to mark in our public awareness.

Grand Crapaud said...

Unfortunately, assholes make their assholedom to evident in these times.

Mike said...

Who keeps the master list of all the 'days'?

Mariette said...

Unfortunately, it's too easy to become aware of assholes.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Hope your meeting assholes are few and far between.

allenwoodhaven said...

I remember a meme that said "If you run into an asshole first thing in the morning, then you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day long, then you're the asshole."

Sorry I missed the day. Maybe I'll remember next year.