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Kelly's World | Mi waan my own day!

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Last Wednesday, the Reggae Jammin crew came by the office bringing free hot dogs, one of their many stops for the day.

It was at that point we were told that apparently July 19 was World Hot Dog Day.

Now don't get me wrong; I have no issue with hot dogs having their own day to be celebrated, appreciated, and subsequently nyammed!

But my bigger issue is, why is there a day for everything? And who decides these things?

For instance, according to https://www.timeanddate.com/, January 23 is Handwriting Day, April 25 is DNA Day, July 4 is Sidewalk Egg Frying Day, and September 4 is Eat an Extra Dessert Day.

 

SIDEWALK

 

Now I can appreciate good handwriting (because some people have some crab toe writing deh!). And I can appreciate a little sidewalk cooking and I'm all for eating more dessert, these days nuh really mek no sense.

But apparently, they are 'days' that at least some people in the world celebrate. But how this day naming thing go? So or instance if I decide I want, let's say December 12, to be World Heartbreak Day, who is to tell me I can't?

I've been trying to do some reading on the topic and as usual with the Internet, you find a million answers, leaving you promptly with a million more questions.

Well me want fi mi own day. And no I don't mean my birthday. Being expelled from a birth canal wasn't exactly on that particular day wasn't entirely up to me.

So I want a day dedicated to me. Not entirely sure how it would work though.

I suppose like any of these 'international days', there may be some people who would give me a shout on WhatsApp or maybe tag me in a Facebook or Instagram post.

But for the most part, the rest of the world would go right on spinning without even a mention.

And that's cool. Because I don't expect ticker tape parades and all that jazz.

I might ask for the day off that day if it's a weekday. Doesn't sound like a terrible request considering how hectic work can be.

Maybe I could get my favourite meal free at whichever of the fast food places I frequent?

Is that so bad? It's only once a year. And being a loyal customer (I've got the stomach to prove it) mi mus' can get a free meal. Even extra fries? Nutten?

 

RIGHT MINDSET

 

Now I know some philosophical people will tell me that every day is my day, as long as I have the right mindset to make it so, or something like that.

Ahm, not opposed to all that positive affirmation business, but let's be honest. There are some days that are just bad days.

You coulda have the patience of Job and the temparement of Gandhi, people and events will get on your nerves. And you will need fi tek whe yuhself.

So me want a special day fi me, myself and I. I shall get the paperwork started.

But don't worry. You don't have to break the bank. A nice e-card or something will do just fine. Mi nuh greedy!

- Link me at daviot.kelly@gleanerjm.com