I’ve always felt that January sucks as a month. After the holiday-filled month of December, January seems to be a let-down. This year, I did some research, and indeed there are a number of little-known holidays within January. Unfortunately, they all suck too. Here’s why:
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month – This terrifies me, in its implication that during the other months of the year, blood is not donated voluntarily.
National Thyroid Awareness Month – Does this really need an entire month? If someone isn’t aware they have a thyroid, how long would it really take to convince them?
National Personal Self-Defense Month – This is redundant. ALL self-defense is personal, otherwise it wouldn’t be self-defense, it would just be you going around defending things, aka attacking people.
National Hug Day – You really put National Hug Day, a day in which you’re encouraged to walk up to strangers and wrap your arms around them, within the same month as National Personal Self-Defense Month?
National Glaucoma Awareness Month – If you can read that it’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month, you don’t need National Glaucoma Awareness Month.
Stalking Awareness Month – Do we really need to make people aware that stalking is an option? “Dude, girl doesn’t like you” “I know, that sucks, I guess I’ll have to move on.” “Wait, have you considered stalking her?”
National Poverty In America Awareness Month – If someone doesn’t know they’re poor, is it really a great idea to make them aware of it? Even worse, if they are aware of it, do they need reminding?