Don’t! Don’t Wear Pajamas to Work Day April 16!
I am so excited to share. I finally figured it out.
- I know why there is a Stress Awareness Month.
- And, I know why it is APRIL!
- And, I know why April 16th is Wear Pajamas to Work Day. And, yes that is a National Observance!
Because April 15th is the deadline to file
personal TAXES in the United States.
Totally makes sense now! It has all come together in a nice little package. I finally get it.
Tax Deadline = Stress = Celebrate After the Deadline = Wear PJs to Work.
I have talked a lot the last few weeks about my opinion and approach to Stress Awareness month, and I still have a couple cool shows coming up this month on my Coach, Couch, and Coffee Radio Show ?♀️?☕? with guest Dr. Markus Wettstein, Endocrinologist, (Part 1 airs 4/15 and Part 2 airs 4/29 Facebook Live or via my website at www.3wellnesspillars.com, Radio tab). We take a dive into the definition of stress, the different levels of stress and enlightening new data.
HOWEVER, I am now so curious about this damn PJ day which has also triggered a desire to brush up on the evolution of the United States Tax Rape – well it does feel like that! I must dive deep – after all my recent Facebook OMG test said, “Based on your profile picture your look aligns to that of a Private Investigator.” To which I responded out loud, as a health, wellness and life coach that is the story of my life every minute of every single day!
Well…off I went to satisfy my taxation reboot. First of all, I want to say I AGREE WITH TAXES. We all need to pay for things WE ALL use and need such as road repair, law enforcement and rescue squads, schools, paying our President’s salary (controversy there – not going to touch that one), and more.
Straight up – don’t send me emails stating I am off on details or not detailed enough – I am just doing some gisting here. Bottom line, since 1913, we have been paying income tax and in 1955 the filing deadline became April 15th.
I remembered taxation went back to the Civil War when Lincoln taxed Americans to help pay for the war, but I had honestly forgotten about the Stamp Act of 1765 when the Brits taxed the Colonists to pay for every single piece of printed paper including playing cards and dice-guess dice were made of paper. That surely didn’t go over well. I also learned a couple more things that made me go hmmm: the lowest tax percent in history was 7% in 1913 and the historic high was in the 1960s with 91%. In 2016, about 80% of US tax paying citizens hovered in the 15% tax bracket. That was shocking to me.
I did know the US has marginal tax rate system so we all don’t pay the same percent of taxes (rates based on what we earn), but I learned another BIG, HUMUNGOUS tidbit. I didn’t know when you earn enough income to put you into the next higher tax bracket, only the extra income in that bracket is taxed at the higher rate, not all of your income. Why have I never known that?
Well there it is, in my opinion, the root cause April was named Stress Awareness month. TAXES.
Now we must move on to Wear Pajamas to Work Day. A subject which is also probable to my receipt of hate mail…I despise public wearing of pajamas. SERIOUSLY. Come on, people. There I said it. COACH PEGGY HATES PUBLIC WEARING OF PAJAMAS! I don’t care if you ran out of bread in the middle of French Toast Sunday or not – put on some gosh dang clothes before you go to the store!
Whether the celebration was ever created to partayyyy because you met a deadline which you had months to meet or not, don’t you dare put your arse in a fuzzy, Sponge Bob onesie and exit your house on April 16th.
I would rather see purple hair, a tank top and torn jeans at work next Tuesday than frickin’ bunny slippers and what you wear between your sheets. If you want to wear pjs and celebrate, CALL IN SICK!