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Opening Arguments


Guess I'd better brace myself for all that extra work I'm going to have to do tomorrow:

People across the country are being urged to skip work Wednesday after calling in "gay."

The loosely organized protest, called "Day Without a Gay," (www.daywithoutagay.org) is intended as a statement against California's ban on same-sex marriage, along with other political developments considered anti-gay.

Well, yes, I'm sure that will get a lot of sympathy for the cause in Fort Wayne. You remember how much good will for the illegal-immigrant cause "A Day Without a Mexican" generated here. Maybe I should urge a boycott by the Cranky Old White Guys Who Hold Companies Together Despite Getting Grief From All Quarters. No, it would be mean-spirited and politically incorrect. Besides, that really would turn this recession into a full-fledged depression.

Or maybe I should finally follow through on my threat to "call in well" one of these days. "Hi, I'm sorry, but I can't come to work today today. I just feel too darned good, and I don't want to spoil it." Tomorrow, I'm thinking.


Bob G.
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 11:38am

Leo, you made MY day!


Pete C
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 12:21pm

The boycott idea is lame. They should have figured that out from the Mexican boycott day. What's with all the extra description for the third boycott? The first two are simply "Gay" or "Mexican." The third one could just boil down to "White," couldn't it?

Leo Morris
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 12:39pm

No -- Cranky Old White Guys, etc. is the protected class I'm thinking of incorporating.

tim zank
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 1:52pm

Leo, I'll be forwarding you my resume with the various qualifications I possess to be granted an upper tier position within your organization, "Cranky Old White Guys Inc.".

I can think of no "nobler" way to serve.