I wonder who exactly it is that I need to apply to if I want to borrow a national holiday?
Thanksgiving, I mean. It’s an event that generally passes us by on this side of the Atlantic but, having enjoyed several Thanksgiving dinners in the company of American friends and family, I’ve become quite partial to the event.
Finding no guidance on the matter of who to ask, I thought it best to go straight to the top.
Dear Mr. President,
I would like to borrow, if I may, your Thanksgiving holiday. Given that it has its roots in celebrating harvest bounty and involves eating lots of nice food, it seems like rather a good one to me.
May I remind you that you seem to have Paddy’s Day out on permanent loan, it seems only fair to claw one back.
P.S. Hope you like the cranberry sauce