Monday, February 16, 2009

"Aye, Boy. Do You Know What Day It Is?"

"Why, it's Family Day, Mr. Scrooge."

For Abdul Habib, a Sarnia, Ont., homebuilder for 20 years, the day amounts to more than a $2,000 cost he can't recoup.

"It's nice to have Family Day, of course, for ourselves but I feel it's a little bit of pain if you have 10 or 15 employees, who get a free payday," he said.

Alright, so maybe it is a pretty poor excuse to pick a man's pocket every third Monday of February. But it's Family Day, Mr. Scrooge. And besides, it's only once a year.

Perhaps an intervention from three spirits would turn that frown upside down.

God bless us all, everyone.

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