October 27th, 2009


List labour

So now I know why Labour Weekend is called that. While NZ history tells us that it's all about winning an 8-hour working day for all*, it's actually about doing all the stuff you normally don't get to on the weekend.

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This morning I had a phone call from an old friend of the family in Yorkshire. He sounded like my Dad. It made me miss him. I am a sook.

* Can you hear the sound of thousands of farm workers scratching their heads and going "8 hours? Since when?"