Ohio Calling in "sick" for a certain day in May... hehe

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by MaverickJedi, Mar 3, 2005.

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  1. MaverickJedi Jedi Knight

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    Apr 11, 2004
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    Yesterday at work I was commiserating with a few of my coworkers. Turns out that HALF of the people in my department & another related one will be taking off, calling off, or otherwise not coming in on the day Ep. III is released.

    HALF!!!

    Isn't it amazing the grand scale Star Wars has been, and is still, on?

    And isn't it hilarious to think of how upper management is going to be absolutely frantic, thrown into chaos for a day, because we're all off watching the return of Darth Vader? LOL

    Oooh... it's too good. :)
  2. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Nov 21, 2002
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    Most of my co-workers are older than me and, while they have heard of SW, they in no way going to a midnight show. :p
    Plus, I put my name in for vacation that evening and the day after even before I officially started the job in October! ;)

    But I would agree about the far-reaching effet of SW. It has become embedded into the culture of our country, and the world. And why not? If any cult classic were going to, what better one than a series of films that have no nudity (unless you count Luke in the bacta or the Ewoks with hoods but no pants :p), no swearing, no drug use and no sexual connotations.

    It was interesting when I brought my Parks saber to work to show off, eveyone thought is was so cool and started telling me about when they had gone to see SW or how much their children love it. :)
  3. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    Jun 12, 2001
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    As soon as our "vacaction calendar" went up for 2005, I had 2 days in April and 2 in May to mark as mine right away.

    I try to be less obvious with the sick days... ;)
  4. Fitzhume Jedi Knight

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    Jan 31, 2005
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    Same thing here. All the people I work with arn't coming in either. I just think it's amazing that this has so much pull in people's lives. Makes me smile.
  5. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    Oct 11, 2000
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    I have a feeling there will be an "epidemic" of calling in sick, all across Ohio and the rest of the country, the day Episode III hits theaters... ;)
  6. MaverickJedi Jedi Knight

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    Apr 11, 2004
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    I don't care if it's obvious or not, I've taken the whole dang week off. *grins* hehehe...

    Plus, my birthday is the 21st. I can always say I'm... uhmm... going on a trip for my birthday.

    (Yeah, a trip to the local theater!) :)

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