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MiscellanyGod bless people who will give up their vacation to help others. A friend last year took his family vacation and did missionary work in Central America. I was impressed by his selflessness. Now WaPo is reporting on people taking their vacation to help rebuild New Orleans.

I respect what you’re doing, and wish you well, but I’m practicing something I like to call, “To-Hell-With-Thatism.” It may be selfish and insensitive, but my vacation is a time for relaxation, introspection, warm sandy beaches and drinks with little umbrellas. I’ll have one for you, and think of you pounding nails while I’m pounding tequila shots.

Written by Michael Turk