MLK Had a Dream That People Wouldn’t Work on His Birthday

There are so few American icons that warrant getting an entire holiday devoted to them–and usually a collective of certain kinds of people have to be grouped together in order for it to happen, like presidents or veterans. Thus, it’s clear that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of the phrase “all men are created equal” actually coming true was also buttressed by another dream: to make all office workers equal by giving them the luxury of a three-day weekend that falls on or around his January 15th birthday.

And while it’s rather depressing that his original dream of a world “transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice” hasn’t quite come true, at least he’s given every office worker of every color the opportunity to drink more heavily for a longer period of time one holiday a year in January, the most incorrigibly terrible month for an office worker to get through.