Thanksgiving is like the perfect holiday: it creates a weekend that’s not too short, not too long; it always lands when people have cash on hand, it’s there right when you need it – when the fourth quarter of the year is getting hectic–, and you get to eat all you want. What more could you ask from a holiday? Well, there’s the fact that you can’t always enjoy it, like when you have a test on the following Monday.
But last week changes things.
Last week I had no class on Monday (due to Columbus Day), nor on Tuesday (my schedule just happens to be like that.) I did have class on Wednesday, but the teacher of my Thursday class was unable to come, and the campus was, for all practical purposes, closed on Friday due to a brownout. I didn’t really use those extra days for any academic work (a fact which is already beating down on me), so I’ve basically had two Thanksgiving-like weekends already!
My second round of tests this year is quite a while after Thanksgiving, so I was thinking I could actually celebrate it on the right day for once, but I can’t help but thinking it would now be criminally irresponsible to do so.