Monday had a strange vibe to it. Perhaps it was the aftermath of Sunday morning’s mystery Kaboom! heard over southern New Hampshire (we’re guessing a gender-reveal blast gone wrong). Perhaps it was needless worry over Monday night’s Red Sox game.
But we think it was the unsettled matter of just what quasi-holiday Monday was. Columbus Day seems to be losing out. Some want it replaced by Indigenous People’s Day, recognizing those who made it to the new world long before Cristoforo Colombo or Leif Erickson or even St. Brendan.
Others favor an Indigent People’s Day. That would at least give the off-ramp panhandlers a new message for their cardboard signs.
No doubt some readers will find fault with this piece, entitling them to their very own Indignant People’s Day.
We would settle for pretty much anything, so long as it was made clear on which day the trashman would come. Indifferent Day might work.