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#74166 - 22/02/2002 21:58 National Slacker Day??
amaximow
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Registered: 23/07/2001
Posts: 111
You Brits crack me up. First you attack Spain, now National Slacker Day?? Were you guys in Cambridge taking the day off yesterday?

--Andrew
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#74167 - 22/02/2002 23:03 Re: National Slacker Day?? [Re: amaximow]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
Sounds like a marketing stunt to me. It didn't work very well - this is the first I've heard of it!

Clearly we don't need a special day set aside to slack off - any day will do.

Rob

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#74168 - 23/02/2002 00:14 Re: National Slacker Day?? [Re: rob]
ninti
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Registered: 28/12/2001
Posts: 868
Loc: Los Angeles
> Sounds like a marketing stunt to me. It didn't work very well - this is the first I've heard of it!

Actually it worked too well, no-one got around to telling you.
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#74169 - 23/02/2002 02:24 Re: National Slacker Day?? [Re: amaximow]
number6
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Registered: 30/04/2001
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First you attack Spain, now National Slacker Day??




Well,
The UK and Spain have been attacking each other (both physically and verbally) for centuries, so any recent developments here are simply ongoing skirmishes in the much larger battlefront.

Re: National Slacker day, well apart from the fact that slacker is an American term, one could say that the English probably raised slacker-dom to a fine art form even before the 13 original colonies in North America were formed.

And recent innovations in the last 100 years included the Trade Union movement and feather-bedding practices.

However, that would be a little unkind to point this out :-)

The average British worker generally does not need any externally imposed reasons from some [presumably American companies] 'marketing' department to stay at home from work.
A bit of snow can do that without needing to pre-arrange it in advance [especiallty if the workers concerned work for the UK Railways or any UK public transport].

Still I am sure the hard working Cambridge based employees of SB did not slack any more or less than they usually would last Friday :-)))






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#74170 - 23/02/2002 09:18 Re: National Slacker Day?? [Re: rob]
Chao
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Registered: 01/01/2002
Posts: 144
exactly, I'll celebrate it when I get around to it.

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#74171 - 24/02/2002 12:49 Re: National Slacker Day?? [Re: number6]
amaximow
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Registered: 23/07/2001
Posts: 111
Hahahaa!

> Re: National Slacker day, well apart from the fact that slacker is an American term, one could say that the English probably raised slacker-dom to a fine art form even before the 13 original colonies in North America were formed.

I just happened to look at the calendar and noticed that National Slacker Day coincides with George Washington's birthday. Not bad for a man who slept in a gazillion places. I don't think there's a town in the North East of the US where he didn't sleep...

--Andrew
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