Are your lights on; gas to cook all that food? Traffic lights? When you start washing pots and pans, will there be water? If your flambé dessert sets the curtains on fire, think the fire department will be working? Was your supermarket open this morning for all the stuff you forgot to buy yesterday? Taking the bus or train to relatives’ this afternoon?
Lots of people are working today, and they’ll be back on Christmas and New Year’s Day, so we can enjoy the holidays. I hope they’re getting overtime, but they’re still working and we’re not. Say something nice to a cop or firefighter if you come upon one, and the checkout clerk at the market, and save a thought for the guy looking at dials at the waterworks and power stations. And the engineer at the radio station cueing up pre-recorded tapes.