Now that everyone is back at work, Weekend Words will take a two-week vacation. See you on September 29th.
“Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.”
“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.”
“For a while we pondered whether to take a vacation or get a divorce. We decided that a trip to Bermuda is over in two weeks, but a divorce is something you always have.”
“It has long been my belief that in times of great stress, such as a 4-day vacation, the thin veneer of family wears off almost at once, and we are revealed in our true personalities.”
—Shirley Jackson, Raising Demons
“Vacation: A period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need.”
“The one thing that offends me the most is when I walk by a bank and see ads trying to convince people to take out second mortgages on their home so they can go on vacation. That’s approaching evil.”
“Why should not conscience have vacation
As well as other courts o’ th’ nation?”
—Samuel Butler, Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 317
“If you are looking for shorter hours and longer vacations and early retirement, you are in the wrong job. Perhaps you need to take up bank robbing. Or geeking in a sideshow. Or even politics.”
—Robert A. Heinlein
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