Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I disagree with anyone who says that going home for a long weekend is a "vacation". The definition of a vacation from is "a period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation, especially one with pay granted to an employee".

Driving 8 hours just to bounce around visiting people does not fit the rest or relaxation categories. The finial category, pleasure, is often ruled out also. There is never enough time to visit everyone or spend enough time with each person, which invariably leads to riffs. Although the riff may be silly and short lived, it would be non existent on a beach in Cancun.

To rectify the problem I will propose abolishing usage of the term "vacation" as a legitimate descriptor of time off from work used to visit family and friends. Hence forth the term vacation shall only be used when describing a time away from work that is devoid of entangling alliances or mandates which lead to strict limits on time and place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more! Drinks on the beach is my idea of vacation.