Monday, February 2, 2009


Today at the coffee shop at which we stop on the way to morning gym, Bob and I were delighted to hear on the radio news that Pittsburgh schools announced a two-hour delay in opening. This, according to the superintendent, was to allow for the delayed bedtime due to last night's Super Bowl and the subsequent celebration of their victory.
"Whoa," we laughed. "That's delightful. They should have pronounced it a holiday."
We shared that sentiment over coffee, but the coffee shop proprietress expressed gentle but firm disagreement.
"I think that's wrong," she declared. "It gives the kids a bad example, that football is more important than it should be... And also, that you can party all night without consequence."
That made us stop and rethink things on the semi holiday, and the co-mingling of various viewpoints is just one of the values of such coffee conversations.
R.A.T. (Rose About Town) is still pondering Pittsburgh's unexpected sleep-in gift for its students. What do YOU think?