Today’s a great day to get married, according to thousands of people who apparently wouldn’t be able to remember the date otherwise? Who want a cool engraving on their stuff? Who thrill at the idea of telling people, “We got married on ay date oh ate”? Who want to be able to write the day down on paper and fold it in half and still have it say the right facts? (08|08|08) If anything, the date seems to be stripped of meaning since it’s the most popular day to get married this year. Although that doesn’t matter because there’s no such thing as a unique and special day anyway.
Well, it’s supposed to be lucky, according to Chinese tradition, which highly values the number 8. Everyone needs luck, so that’s good, especially if you’re the kind of person to make your loved ones use extra vacation days to go to a wedding on Friday.
I don’t know why I just turned into such a grump! Congratulations to anyone getting married today; and people getting a three-day weekend because they’re going to a wedding are doing fine, too. See you guys on 11|11|11. You can fold that paper any which way.