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Katy gets easter wrong?

By johnboy - 14 April 2011 14

You’d think next Thursday, just before Good Friday, would be a good time to give sick kids in hospital a chocolate bunny and a hot cross bun.

But no, they’re doing it today.

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Katy gets easter wrong?
Davo111 12:47 pm 15 Apr 11

Probably find that good friday is a public holiday, hence attracts higher rate of pay.

Bane 12:20 pm 15 Apr 11

threepaws said :

As a matter of fact, my place of work is a (necessary) 365 day a year organisation, so gazetted public holidays mean little to nothing.

I’m guessing you are a public servant, and are ignorant to the fact that not everybody works standard business hours with flex time.

Oh wow, way to completely avoid the point! And bonus points for squeezing in a slight about those mean public servants, you private sector trooper, you!

I would prefer to leave it there, but that might make it look like I’m avoiding the point then too, so…you did the same thing to rebcart (who is also unaffected by pubhols, which you didn’t know), you ignored qbngeek’s point completely, you ignored the fact that your personal situation doesn’t negate my (or qbngeek’s) points about your original ignorant comment, you got on a pedestal about working pubhols like the trooper you are (when you probably get overtime for doing so anyway, though I won’t assume that), and you ignored the fact that even teenage Coles employees (like myself in years gone by) get Boxing Day off (not just your pet-hate public servants).

Which all goes to say that, as per my original post, your “only Christians should get to take the Easter/Xmas public holidays off” argument is moronic

threepaws 10:49 am 15 Apr 11

Bane said :

threepaws said :

You obviously have very strong feelings about this topic.

I take it you will not be taking advantage of the public holidays then, as they have no relevance for you?

So I guess you always go to work on Boxing Day then? Or do you take the day off in celebration of the separation of the upper and lower classes (our best guess as to its origins)? Or most likely, you haven’t even thought about it before and you just trotted out this old, moronic argument out of ignorance

As a matter of fact, my place of work is a (necessary) 365 day a year organisation, so gazetted public holidays mean little to nothing.

I’m guessing you are a public servant, and are ignorant to the fact that not everybody works standard business hours with flex time.

qbngeek 8:42 am 15 Apr 11

threepaws said :

rebcart said :

Gee, I thought that treats for sick kids would be suitable at any time of the year.

Oh wait, apparently we’re a totally Christian nation and hence everyone should observe Christian holidays (which were originally appropriated from other, older religions) on specific Christian holy days with no regard for the religion or lack thereof of other people in the country.

(No, I don’t celebrate Christmas either)

You obviously have very strong feelings about this topic.

I take it you will not be taking advantage of the public holidays then, as they have no relevance for you?

Well actually I agree with Webcart, and yes I do take the public holidays because, according to my boss, Webber Day, Metal Day, Soundwave weekend and Winter-een-mas are not legitamate holidays.

Let me have the days off that I choose (an equal number of days to the ‘Christian Holidays’) and I will work on those days. I would mush prefer to celebrate Winter-een-mas and have a couple of days to recover from Suandwave then to celebrate Easter which I don’t celebrate anyway.

Bane 8:41 pm 14 Apr 11

threepaws said :

You obviously have very strong feelings about this topic.

I take it you will not be taking advantage of the public holidays then, as they have no relevance for you?

So I guess you always go to work on Boxing Day then? Or do you take the day off in celebration of the separation of the upper and lower classes (our best guess as to its origins)? Or most likely, you haven’t even thought about it before and you just trotted out this old, moronic argument out of ignorance

And to the OP, I’m sure everyone involved in distributing the chocolate won’t be able to sleep tonight after hearing how you disapproved of their choice of dates to help sick kids

rebcart 6:42 pm 14 Apr 11

threepaws said :

You obviously have very strong feelings about this topic.

I take it you will not be taking advantage of the public holidays then, as they have no relevance for you?

I’m doing a uni degree, and I’ve finished all my classes for the rest of the year, and I’m doing my research/literature reading at home whether it’s a holiday or not. So, yes. 🙂

I’m happy to take advantage of secular public holidays, but having public holidays for one religion and not all the rest is discriminatory and unfair.

threepaws 5:26 pm 14 Apr 11

rebcart said :

Gee, I thought that treats for sick kids would be suitable at any time of the year.

Oh wait, apparently we’re a totally Christian nation and hence everyone should observe Christian holidays (which were originally appropriated from other, older religions) on specific Christian holy days with no regard for the religion or lack thereof of other people in the country.

(No, I don’t celebrate Christmas either)

You obviously have very strong feelings about this topic.

I take it you will not be taking advantage of the public holidays then, as they have no relevance for you?

housebound 3:48 pm 14 Apr 11

Chocolate eggs, rabbits and _yeasted_ breads have so little to do with passover (the supposed origin of easter) that it wouldn’t matter when they did it.

I hope they keep enough of the choclate around, though, for the poor kids who actually end up in hospital on Sunday.

dvaey 3:47 pm 14 Apr 11

Waiting For Godot said :

Well Easter is happening so late I’m not surprised. This is the first time in my lifetime of 53 years that Anzac day has clashed with Easter. It’s difficult to tell the difference between Easter and Christmas this year.

Easter sunday dates: http://www.assa.org.au/edm.html

You wont be happy in 2038 then, when Easter Sunday falls on April 25th.

luther_bendross 3:18 pm 14 Apr 11

I f***ing love chocolate.

Deref 2:48 pm 14 Apr 11

I think it’s appropriate to celebrate pagan fertility rituals – and, after all, that’s what the bunnies and eggs are all about – any time.

rebcart 2:25 pm 14 Apr 11

Gee, I thought that treats for sick kids would be suitable at any time of the year.

Oh wait, apparently we’re a totally Christian nation and hence everyone should observe Christian holidays (which were originally appropriated from other, older religions) on specific Christian holy days with no regard for the religion or lack thereof of other people in the country.

(No, I don’t celebrate Christmas either)

Waiting For Godot 2:23 pm 14 Apr 11

Well Easter is happening so late I’m not surprised. This is the first time in my lifetime of 53 years that Anzac day has clashed with Easter. It’s difficult to tell the difference between Easter and Christmas this year.

georgesgenitals 1:23 pm 14 Apr 11

Critical much?

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