When it was announced that the one-day illegal alien strike would be held on May 1, a lot of people (myself included) wondered if there was something sinister about choosing the international Communist and Socialist holiday for the date. After some consideration, I am not so sure.
A lot of people (myself included) also wondered why May 5 wasn’t chosen. It was the end of the same week, and it already is a holiday to a lot of people, so it seemed a natural fit.
What I didn’t take into account was basic human laziness — a topic about which I am an expert.
With yesterday being Cinqo De Mayo (or however it’s spelled), this is a three-day weekend for a lot of those who protested. With the strike on Monday, that means that last weekend was also three days long, separated by a three-day work week.
There’s an old aphorism that says “never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity.” Apparently, one can substitute sloth for stupidity in many cases.