Saturday, March 1, 2008

Why can't there be a February 30th

Ok, so I get the whole leap year thing...I know that each year is actually 6 hours longer than we plan for, but I don't understand why February got stuck with only 28 days. As you all know some months have 31 days while others have 30. Why couldn't we take January 31st, and October 31st (sorry Jon, thats just an example) and give them to February? It doesn't seem fair that February has to be so short. Let's face it, that month sucks, and we like it when it's over, but it forces me, and millions of others, to pay my rent two days earlier than normal. I don't even want to get into all the other bills I have to pay 2 days early! The point is, not only do I hate February because of Valentines day (which, by the way is a whole other petpieve I won't get into right now), but I hate it because I NEED those 2 extra days to find cans on the street, or change in the couch cushions...so that I can give my sister her money. Am I asking too much?

As for the leap year day, I think I speak for millions of Americans when I say, "wouldn't it be cool to have a December 32nd?"

4 comments:

Jon said...

Seriously, there are so many other months that have 31 days, why do you have to pick on October? I say, take that 31 off of all the months that have it, except for October, and move them to the end of the year. I don't see any reason why February can't be 30 days and December can't be 34 (or 35 on a leap year) days long. It'll be great for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I think we should celebrate Christmas only on Feb 29.

So, if you were born on Feb 29, would you only get a birthday once every 4 years? That would seem unfair...

Amanda said...

I have a point about how February being only 28 days could be beneficial for some of us. Both my husband and I get paid on the 1st and the 15th so in February or March I guess..... we get paid 2 or 3 days early. Maybe someday you will have a job where you get paid that way and this can benefit you as well. I also don't understand why all of you want December to be soooooo damn long.

cadiz12 said...

you make some pretty good arguments. maybe i should get you on board for my cause: switching to a four-day workweek. it works for the french.