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Post-Vacation Chaos

Locales     |    January 17th, 2015

I have always detested the saying “I need a vacation from this vacation!”

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Hawaii three years ago…sigh

It conjures images of suntanned bodies lazily requiring another three days at home to sleep off a week long hangover. “Be grateful you got a paid week off!” I would find myself thinking.

However, now, as I stare at the contents of my still-packed suitcase strewn across the living room floor and realize I don’t have another day off for seven more days (making 12 days of work in a row), I find a newfound appreciation for the once abhorred saying.

My brother and I keep a running list of satirical “things adults say.” This includes heavy conversational topics such as new placement purchases, “On sale at World Market for $1.99!” and exclamations of joy over finding drive-thru ATM locations. I would have once included the abhorred “vacation” comment on that list, but suffice it to say I am now guilty of using it. And of my own freewill no less. I suppose the joke is on me…and I’m not even mad about it.

But seriously anyone want to come unpack for me?


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