A Service Sector Christmas Grinch

It isn’t nice to have to work on Christmas Day. It is something that has been required of essential services – water, police, fire, health service etc. However, I was surprised to visit my local garage to see a sign boasting it would be open for 4 hours tomorrow during LUNCHTIME (10am – 2pm). Personally I think it is a disgrace and promptly went to the other garage that is doing the decent thing and giving their staff Xmas day off. Am I just getting old or is it too much to expect that the service sector actually closes for a whole day?