It's Memorial Day, which means many Americans have the day off work. Since the weather is usually nice in late May, if not a bit hot, many people spend the day enjoying themselves. But some people don't think you should be enjoying Memorial Day. They post memes like this.
I think the top one is the shittiest of the three examples I've posted here.
Look, I get that this holiday is intended for people to remember the fallen. I just don't think we need to shame people for having a good time on a legitimate holiday. The weather is nice. The weekend is long. Junior wants to do backflips into the pool while Dad grills up some steaks. Big deal. Memorial Day can be fun and there's no need to shame people who aren't feeling mournful. Most veterans I know would rather people enjoy their day than sit around moping. You can have a good time and still have respect for the fallen.
I don't understand why so many people feel the need to shame others. Moral superiority is for the birds.
As for me, I'm sitting here on Memorial Day wondering what will happen in the next couple of months. The Italy job is still a possibility and we haven't heard about the Germany job. It pains me to think of moving, even if we get help with the move. That is a process I absolutely hate. But I do love Italy. I also love Germany. In any case, we won't be moving back to America this year... that is for certain!