DEAR MISS MANNERS: We have days to honor reproductivity — Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Children’s Day. But considering that the world is faced with a population explosion, which is a serious factor in global warming, we need to balance the days honoring reproductivity with a day honoring “Adults who are productive but not reproductive.” (You may be able to come up with a better label.)
Then a childless woman who has been wished a Happy Mother’s Day can come back with wishing others a Happy Productive (but not Reproductive) Day!
GENTLE READER: Please allow Miss Manners to discourage you before you propose countering Veterans Day with a holiday for Those Who Didn’t Serve, and Labor Day with one for Those Who Never Lift a Finger.
Send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, MissManners.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.
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