[Classic] Dave Barry (re. Presidents’ Day…I know, I know…this one’s a tad late)

“As a youth, George Washington threw a cherry tree across the Delaware. Later he got wooden teeth and was chosen to represent Virginia at the Continental Congress…a group of colonists who wanted to revolt against the King because he made them wear wigs and tights. They chose Washington to lead their army because he was strong and brave and not in the room at the time. Washington became the Father of Our Country. That is why each year on a Monday somewhere around his birthday we have major-appliance sales oriented toward government employees.”

(Have to admit: It’s funny whether it’s “on time” or not!)

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