Monday, March 17, 2008

Writer's Block: "Love Vacation"

A Finnish MP has proposed a law for couples granting them a seven-day "love vacation" to keep them from drifting apart in this overly stress-laden world.
In Japan, one company ( I forget which) has actually provided employees a "heartbreak leave" after you break up with a significant other.
According to the article, heartbroken 20 somethings get a day off, while 30 and 40-somethings get at least three days off - mainly because love sucks as people get older, and prospects of finding someone worth your while actually gets slimmer.
Too bad these aren't laws in a single country. That way you can take a seven day love vacation and file for a heartbreak leave after.
That's about ten days off. Ten days that can be put into good use - especially if you have to restrain and gag someone against their will in order to take that week-long love vacation. - wmf