Tuesday, December 11, 2007
busman's holiday (BUS-manz HOL-i-day) noun
A holiday spent doing things as at work.
[Imagine a bus driver having a day off, 'enjoying' a bus ride and you'll
have a pretty good idea of this term. Going on a long drive might be
a great vacation for many of us, but not for a bus driver. Of course,
when the phrase came up some 200 years ago, bus drivers had charge of
horse-drawn buses. The term is sometimes seen as 'businessman's holiday'.]
Good news: This will never happen to me. With three bloody days left, this is what they are having me do! I guess Supervisor wants to make sure that I don't forget how to drive a turrett. I don't know how to spell that. And I'd almost thrown out my harness, too.
**That machine above is a swivel-arm forklift that is used to retrieve things from very narrow aisles.