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If this doesn't work out, can we at least keep one day a year? Please don't shop on Thanksgiving!

It actually used to be against the law. The King of England would put people in jail (or bring them to court at least) if they were caught working on a day of thanksgiving. This was 1600s of course...

There's a funny story about a guy in court being taken to task, but he said he didn't work, but his son did, and shenanigans ensued. Evidently it was a sign of protest against the king to work on thanksgiving days. Mainly because the king would declare them for his own purposes...

I'm not sure I can go completely offline every [Saturday|Sunday] but this has inspired me to at least book one day a month off technology.

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