Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween story

I'll never forget the employee who came in to our office and wanted to take halloween off as a "religious observance". (true story, this guy had evil tatoos all over his body and always wore black) I'm thinking to myself, you have to be kidding? and, this is a first. The production manager was an ex-military guy. I thought I was going to see a repeat of that scene from Full Metal Jacket I think it was, where the drill instructor confronts the recruit with; "YOU DON'T LOVE THE BABY JESUS?!!!"

Needless to say the employee did not get out of work for halloween. You can celebrate tonight after work with everyone else, I think the manager said.


Anonymous said...

Considering that most of the stuff you would do for Halloween regarding "religious observances" is after dark, I'm surprised he asked in the first place.

don said...

Either he wanted to get out of work and get paid, or he was serious and thought we would take him seriously.

All I can say about Halloween for adults is to quote an old cereal ad. "Trix is for Kids"

Leave it to us to build an industry around Halloween for adults and spend millions if not billions on it. While people around the world don't have enough to eat.

It's childish of us to waste money the way we do. On the other hand it does create jobs.