Happy St. Patty’s Day aka Happy Take-The-Day-Off-From-Work Day!

Happy St. Patty’s Day! In honor of this sacred holiday, two of America’s most Irish brands (Hooters and Guinness) are suggesting you take the day off. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take any excuse to play hooky…

Yep. You can head on over to HootersHookyDay.com and download a doctor’s note to show your boss, validating the “sick day” you’re inevitably bound to take today. And if that sounds too good to be true, you can grab a free appetizer during the 1st round of the tourney to help cure your symptoms (a little bummed to see ‘cowbell’ didn’t make the cut on the menu).

Nurses named Ashleigh (yes, with a -eigh and a heart over the I) and fried pickles don’t do it for you? Well how about Bill Walton?

GUINNESS has teamed up with one of the boldest basketball players of all time — Bill Walton — to declare that now, more than ever, is the year to step up and take the day off from work. It’s time to submit that vacation request to enjoy the day, and not worry about clicking ‘refresh’ on the online score tracker, taking an extra long lunch break, or living vicariously through your friends and their bar visits via social media posts and updates.

“With St. Patrick’s Day and a day of must-see basketball both taking place on March 17th this year, I can’t think of a better time to take a day off from work,” said legendary basketball player Bill Walton. “It’s a day to step back, enjoy the important things in life with a perfectly poured pint of GUINNESS and take bold action. If you’re the type who plays it safe and is all about picking No. 1 seeds to go all the way in your bracket, this is not for you. But if you like making bold choices, perhaps we’ll raise a pint together at a sports bar on St. Patrick’s Day!”

How can you say no to Bill Walton? He speaks the ultimate truth…you have no choice but to listen to him. I just want to know what the ultimate bold St. Patty’s Day move would be. Perhaps going to work but choosing to booze it up and stream games the entire day? What about showing up but then leaving an hour later to get your St. Pattys’ on? Or what about shots of Irish Whiskey every hour on the hour? THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!

I don’t know about you but I’ve already received an invitation to grab a pint with coworkers at 4PM today. I guess if I took the day off and missed that, I’d look a little douchey, no? Oh, and full disclosure — Guinness is one of my clients (yeah, it’s awesome) and I have to say that listening to Bill’s St. Patty’s Day interviews in the cube next to me made for one of the most entertaining days.

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