10.11.2010

In 1492 Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue...

If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock. 
-- Arthur Goldberg

By Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547) (unknown) [public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

"By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions,
one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination."
-- Christopher Columbus

Happy Columbus Day!

And since this quote expresses my sentiments of the day, I have to share it - if you're a postal worker or a bank employee, enjoy your day off.

I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don't get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day.  What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America?  If he hadn't, somebody else would have and we'd still be here.  Big deal. 
-- John Waters, quoted in The Portable Curmudgeon Redux,
compiled & edited by Jon Winokur, 1992

1 comment:

  1. Ummm, I kind of agree with John Waters. I was wanting some mail today!! Columbus day is kind of annoying to me now that I don't work in a bank anymore, of course ;)

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