January 1st is on a Tuesday this year. For most with a western mindset, this means you work Monday and get Tuesday off. But ever on the look-out for a good three day weekend, the Chinese ask why not swap Monday for Saturday so that there will be three days off in a row — Sunday, Saturday (Monday), and Tuesday. Who says days can’t be swapped?!
I, for one, used to be such a person. And in many ways, still am.
And as crazy and logic defying as the system is to me (you are still getting the same amount of days off and without having to work six in a row, but I digress), it works and reminds me that I can have a more casual arrangement with time and space than I think.
So, once again, dear China, you have helped me in ways I didn’t know I needed it, and I am grateful.
Q4U: How crazy does the idea of switching days sound to you?