Everyone knows by now that THIS year Independence Day falls on a Wednesday.
Of course, this is the worst possible day for a Fourth of July celebration. They should make a law against it.
If you have a party, either no one will show up, or they will leave early. Cut the amount of booze you usually purchase for your Independence Day party in half. Many of the attendees will have to work in the morning, anyway.
Don't be surprised if you go to the fireworks show and the only one there besides you is the guy setting off the rockets.
If you take a walk on the Fourth, you may see some people looking around in bewilderment when they notice the fireworks going off in the neighborhood. "What....you mean it's TODAY?"
You can still plan a camping trip, sort of. Leave on Tuesday afternoon and make sure you return by Wednesday night so you can get to work on time. Better keep it local. Camp in the backyard.
If you didn't already lobby your company to let everybody take off Thursday and Friday this year, you are in REALLY bad shape. Wave a little flag outside your front door, set off a few firecrackers, and then we'll see you at work on Thursday. No use trying to call in sick the day after a major holiday. Your boss will never buy it.
There are a few things you can do to salvage a Wednesday-based Fourth.
If your kids are young enough, just lie to them and say the Fourth is on Saturday. Take them somewhere remote that weekend for a nice picnic and set off the fireworks. They'll never know.
Try to hire somebody at work to take your place for an exorbitant price. If your boss doesn't care, do it. Sometimes it works.
Get revenge on the holiday itself by taking a two-week vacation the week FOLLOWING the Fourth. After your first few days in Hawaii, you won't even mind you missed the holiday.
For those folks who just don't worry about tomorrow, have a big party anyway and somehow drag yourself to work in the morning. Once you have some coffee, you'll probably notice a lot of your co-workers look just like you.
Happy Fourth of July!