For the second year in the row, our agency is giving us two hours off early today. Typically, we have always had this tiny little perk for the day before big holidays like Thanksgiving and Labor Day, but getting off early for Good Friday seems very odd for a federal agency. They do know Easter isn’t a federal holiday, right? Right? Not that I’m complaining at a short day. Yay, in fact. So how come we don’t get this for Buddha’s Birthday, and Ramadan, and what about Gay Pride?
Five of us were standing around the kitchen discussing this and it came out that four of us are not Christians (it’s San Francisco after all.) A buddhist, two jews and me. The token Christian lady seemed incredulous. Obviously it had never occurred to her that she worked in an office of heathens. It seemed sort of comforting to me.