Happy Labor Day to you guys out there, one and all across the globe. I got such good response to the vidcast I did, and i really really want to thank you guys that posted such nice comments in response. I honestly thought I looked terrible, but happy to know it turned out ok. Sooooo…..I will definitely be putting up more video blogs soon, and will even make them a regular part of the blog since I got such good feedback. You really know how to make a guy blush!
Anyways, Did you enjoy your Labor day for those of you outside the US? I know at home we celebrate in September, but Thailand and many other countries around the world have theirs today. I learned today, while reading a message board i frequent daily, that the British spell the word L-A-B-O-U-R. Doesn’t really make sense phonetically to me, but then again I am an American and they do spell color as C-O-L-O-U-R. Interesting isn’t it? However, I’m not one for being petty about the different ways we spell words on opposite sides of the Atlantic, so let’s just move on. I also did not realize that Labor Day was an International holiday. I know, I know….just call me naive, but then again I usually ignore holidays I don’t get off work.
I am curious to find out what defines “Labor” to you? I often wonder why so many professions are not regarded as being “labor” intensive kids of work. Teachers, nurses, doctors, accountants, or even journalists are not regarded as being individuals that “labor” for their hard earned money. Therefore, this narrow definition of the word would imply that because i don’t sweat carrying bricks or digging ditches that my profession is not labor intensive. However, I don’t think this is a fair definition of labor. I work very hard at what I do, and I can assure you that I do “labor,” though I do not toil for hours hanging dry wall. My profession requires a huge amount of thinking, planning, and massive amounts of brain exercise that can and does elicit a sweat on the odd occasion.
Now, before you judge, I must point out that I have worked as a “laborer” in the traditional sense eons ago. I had the extreme misfortune of being employed at Wal-mart in the warehouse division. Further, to compound the unpleasant job, I worked the third shift for many years prior to attending University. I’ve tossed endless amounts of freight from the back of 18 wheeler vehicles, so I’ve been on both sides of the ‘labor’ issue. I remember working really hard for my money back in those days, but guess what I never had to do much of? Think….I never had to plan anything and the minimal amount of responsibility I had was nothing compared to my career duties now. So, In my opinion I did labor then but I also do now. I labor for hours over my responsibilities and my partner is a doctor and i need not tell you the amount of time he puts in to his profession. We both work hard, and though I didn’t get today off…I think we deserved it.
Soooo….I think I’ll close here for today. I’ll get off my little soap box now and put it away under the sofa. As always, thanks so much for stopping by and will get a new vidcast up again for you soon! Have a great end of your week, where ever this finds you in the world morning, noon, or night. Talk to you again over the weekend!