Happy Labor Day!

So I Googled “labor”
and the first thing that popped up was this image. Perfect! I thought. I mean, what better represents labor than Hello Kitty in a hard hat, ready to do some brawny construction work with her pink oven mitt and blue spatula?

Today is the day the United States (and Canada too, eh) celebrates labor! Most countries celebrate it on May 1st. But Americans refuse to give up their May Day, the day they set aside to celebrate, um, you know, whatchamacallit.

In America we spell labor with an o, as in, “O, I have to go to work now.”

partiesBut in the United Kingdom they spell it with an o and a u, as in, “O, u have to go work now? Well, go right ahead. We’ll just have a spot of tea and watch!” In fact, Brits like labour so much that they celebrate it year round with a Labour Party!

surprising-labor-and-delivery-facts-woman-in-labor-fullWomen are unique in that they may suddenly decide to celebrate labor at any time. My wife, for example, once celebrated labor in October, on the same day they were celebrating labour in New Zealand. Too bad we didn’t have a video hook-up so they could have had tea and celebrated right along with her!

Whenever you celebrate it and however you spell it, I hope your Labo(u)r Day is wonderful! Now, get back to work!


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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13 Responses to Happy Labor Day!

  1. Jo Martin says:

    Labor Day comments are well done. (I almost added “…and cute”. But what man says “cute” to another man.

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  2. Relax... says:

    Hello, Mitchkitty! Happy Laybah Day (from the weird land of NEW England) to you, too!

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  3. Nasa Afigbo says:

    i learnt from this, thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Very clever “stream of consciousness” style post, Mitch!! I love it and am grinning from ear to ear!! 🙂

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  5. notdonner says:

    hello, kitty! – that is laugh-out-loud funny.

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  6. smzang says:

    “Well, go right ahead. We’ll just have a spot of tea and watch”

    What a great start to a morning! Thank you!!

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  7. If you do not work at your desire, you never see the fruits of your Labor.

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  8. gpavants says:


    Love the labor lament. Now, get back to work!


    Liked by 1 person

  9. cat9984 says:

    Do you realize how much ink the Brits could save by getting rid of all those u’s? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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