The Best Excuses to Get Off Work

The Mission Newsletter, 9/3/18

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History That Matters

On September 5, 1882 . . .

10,000 workers took the day off (otherwise known as “we’re going on strike”) to parade down the streets of New York City followed by a picnic barbecue. Their demands were pretty simple: “We only want to work eight hours per day and six days per week.” In honor of the great men and women who blew off work to grill meat 136 years ago, we’ve collected some of the best Labor Day-esque inspiration hidden on the interwebs. Get to it!

Here’s a little write-up from the September 7, 1882 issue of the New York Tribune.

→ Here’s a Labor Day parade where you can sign up to throw cow poop.

→ Here’s the ultimate guide to American barbecue styles, according to the Brits.

→ Here’s a record of the world’s biggest barbecue featuring over 36,300 lbs of grilled meat.

→ Here’s a ranked list of the best excuses to get off work.

→ Here’s Jim Halpert’s original BBQ invitation from that TV jewel, “The Office”.

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