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Is SCHOOL more important than the GIANTS' Super Bowl celebration?

Who plans these things, anyway?

Way to go, Giants!  The team played a great game last Sunday.  I am certain that there are many fans who wanted to attend the parade and get to the Meadowlands Tuesday to celebrate.  My son is one of them. Unfortunately, Tuesday is a school day.

I just don’t get it.  Why is the celebration during the week?  There is a great disturbance within me.  I know that, given the chance, my son and his friends would have loved to have gone to the parade or the Meadowlands or both.  Many of his friends and classmates did.  I would not let my son miss a day of school to celebrate and cheer on a bunch of people who only did their job.  They did it well, I agree, but it was their job and they are well-compensated for doing it.

What would have been the harm in having the parade and celebration on a weekend?  I am certain there would have been less traffic in New York to disturb.  People would have gone about their daily routines in anticipation of the weekend of celebration.  More people would have the chance to celebrate with the team.  More work would get done because people would not have taken the day off. A win/win situation, if you ask me.

Letting my son have the day off from school would be akin to telling my son that football was more important than school.  Okay. One day missed would not have been so bad, but it is the principle.  If I let my son take off from school because a bunch of people did their job well, would that make any more sense?  It would be like letting my son take off from school when the next Call of Duty was released, or when the next iPhone was released, or the next version of Facebook, etc.  After all, the companies that created these products are successful because their employees did a great job.

I enjoy watching sports. Heck, I rooted for the Giants; I just wish their celebration was not on a school day.

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