Monday, February 6, 2017: the day when approximately 16 million people will call in “sick” to work.
The diagnosis? Too much fun.
These party animals will have been living it up to the sights and sounds of the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons fighting it out in Super Bowl LI.
As a way to combat this illness that will be sweeping the nation, the makers of Heinz Ketchup have a solution – everyone should have the day off on the day after the Super Bowl. In fact, they believe it should be made a national holiday!
According to CNN, on Monday, February 6, 2017, all Heinz employees will have the day off to recover from the festivities the night before. But they are not stopping there.
Heinz has launched an online campaign to make “Smunday” a national holiday, which they have been promoting through all of their social media channels. Through this campaign, Heinz is looking to have 100,000 people sign a petition to make the Monday after the Super Bowl into “Smunday” – an extension of Sunday into Monday. The campaign calls for 100,000 signatures, and so far they are only about halfway there. However, if they can get to 100,000 signatures, Heinz has promised to send this highly important document, regarding this very pressing matter over to Congress for review.
Will Heinz’s pursuit of “Smunday” be successful? I am hopeful, yet doubtful.
To be honest, Congress has a few more important things to be worried about than whether or not Jeff from accounting is going to come to the office hungover on Monday.
Whether you call out sick or tough it out on February 6th, just know that Heinz employees will be enjoying their “Smunday” with or without you.