Good morning again, folks. Thanks for taking your coffee with The County Line. It’s hump day, meaning we’re at the week’s halfway point and staring down the barrel of another hopefully refreshing weekend.
Fun fact: In The County Line’s extensive research for today’s post, we uncovered an uncomfortable tidbit about the “hump day” nickname for Wednesday. Per a near-dystopian column touting the most tediously fun-policed career advice imaginable:
“While it is a term used to describe Wednesday, it is not appropriate to refer to a day of your work week as a hump you have to get over. This tells your boss that you are simply trudging along in your work rather than being enthused and productive.”
Yuck. I cannot imagine the boss — and am thankful to have never worked for one — who would be offended by “hump day” or thinks the mention of “a case of the Mondays” conveys indifference toward your work (another gem from the article linked above), but if yours does, my condolences to you.
If you’re a boss, please don’t be the kind who demands an artificial vocabulary to project an artificial enthusiasm. I doubt the best employees are the ones who know what fake words to use around the head honcho. The advice mentioned above is plain disgusting, but it’s even worse to consider that it might carry merit in today’s world.
Now that the rant is over, let’s shift gears. Today is (in addition to hump day) National Take a Walk in the Park Day, a fine cause for celebration despite the fact that “National Walk in the Park Day” or simply “National Park Day” would have been vastly superior names than the word salad that won out. It’s also National Turkey Neck Soup Day, but—what the heck? That one is too ridiculous and we have to draw the line somewhere.
This author will commemorate the occasion of NTAWITPD with a morning stroll around the track at the Jim Blair Center in Columbia shortly after this post is published, and recommends everyone — young and old — take advantage of the many great public parks in The County Line Coverage area, today and every day. There aren’t many better ways to kill a couple hours without spending a dollar.
Right at 6 this morning, it’s already a tolerable 58 degrees at the Columbia office, and the thermometer outside home base in Russell Springs reads 56. Expect a high eclipsing 75 degrees, but cloudy and windy. Hang with us today for more updates in the world of high school sports, a report on last night’s Read Across Russell County program, and maybe another treat or two for readers along the way.
We’re wishing a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY today to Jeanie Abston and Grayson Overby! We hope it’s a good one, Jeanie and Grayson. We also want to wish a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Imants and Pat Rizenbergs! As always, readers are encouraged to send additions to our birthday and anniversary calendars — just email firstname.lastname@example.org.