Ahh, the Fourth of July. Time to celebrate our Freedom, relax and spend
time with family and friends. Take the Time to reflect as we officially
kick off the summer months, family vacations and long weekends.
This year, the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday. Alas, I am by no means a
psychic, by I anticipate a lot of "Boss I can't come in today,
I'm not feeling well" calls to be made on Monday morning. Thus,
many of you will be 'celebrating' the 4th of July on a very long weekend.
So, how will you spend your time over the next few days? Don't answer
that, we already know. Accordingly, I give my tips on how to enjoy the
Holiday Weekend responsibly and maintain your freedom over the Independence
(see what I did there?)
They Really are Out to Get You - Who? The police.
DUI Checkpoints, Plain clothes patrol, extra effort to make sure people are
safe. Don't be stupid: If you are going to Drink, call an
Cab, Designate a Driver. Just don't get behind the wheel thinking you
won't get caught. You will.
Don't Be Stupid - Seems to be a Running theme here. What is stupid? Simple, Know your
provide alcohol to someone underage, and use the bathroom indoors. Don't end up with a citation for
disorderly conduct or
public intoxication simply because you just didn't follow the rules.
Abide by the Code -
Be it Bro Code or Girl Code, one rule is universal: Look out for one another. You notice someone reaching
their limit, pull them to the side and drop a bug in their ear about "switching
to water" or "holding their keys for the night".
Don't sit idly while your friend makes a fool of themselves or puts
others in danger. Be the Friend that speaks up.
That's it! 3 Simple rules. Read em, memorize them and Pass them on
to a friend by posting to social media. Although I would love to hear
from you and know how your weekend went,I really don't want you to need me.