We are all the same, us humans. We think we are different to each other but actually, when it comes down to it, we all do the same things. Our nuances are so subtle they are hardly worth mentioning.
Our actions on a Bank Holiday Weekend demonstrate this fact perfectly. We all do the same things. We don’t plan to, it just happens. It’s as if we are genetically programmed to behave in a certain way on a Bank Holiday. So much so, that if we don’t behave in this way it wouldn’t be a Bank Holiday.
We’ve put together a list below of all the things humans do to make a Bank Holiday Weekend a Bank Holiday Weekend…. see if you agree!
1. Get dressed late. You see your neighbours in their gardens wearing pyjamas, your mum has had her dressing gown on for hours and you are wearing your slipper socks that you had for christmas for the first time. Why? We don’t know. It just has to happen on a Bank Holiday.
2. Watch a film during daylight hours. We would even go as far as to bet that it’s a film you loved from your childhood. Maybe it’s Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music or the Aristocats. Or maybe you’re feeling a little more mature and watching Raging Bull, or the Godfather but the fact is, it’s 1pm and you are sat on the sofa watching a film you’ve already seen. That only EVER happens on Bank Holidays.
3. Make plans to see the family. Your famalam… your clan… your tribe. You don’t necessarily want to to but you feel as though you have to. Why? Because it’s Bank Holiday – that’s why. Plus it’s the Easter one which means you have a full four day weekend.
4. Drive miles out of your way to avoid Bank Holiday Traffic only to get stuck in more Bank Holiday Traffic. This is an infuriating ritual. You sit there in your car feeling all sweaty and claustrophobic, gripping the wheel with so much rage your knuckles have turned white. But consider this… as you sit in the Bank Holiday Traffic you have become part of the Bank Holiday Traffic; you have unwittingly become part of what you despise. How did this happen?
5. Make big plans to do something but when you get there it’s too busy, or it’s raining, or the queues are too long… so instead you end up doing what you wanted to do in the first place – heading to the beach and spending time with the people you love at a place you love. It’s as if Bank Holidays were designed to remind us of the important things in our life.
6. Drink a Pint at Midday – totally acceptable and expected. Go on, it’s all about life’s little pleasures!
You have a full four days to do these things and that leaves plenty of time to squeeze in a visit to The Bowgie, have a bite to eat (an EPIC Roast on Easter Sunday), drink, a stroll on the beach or a walk on the across the headland…because we think it’s about time humans added a Bowgie ritual to their Bank Holiday Routine!