Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day has always been one of my favorite U.S. holidays, I think because it’s one of the few where you’re expected to spend the day outdoors with friends instead of crowded around a dinner table with bickering relatives you don’t know very well.  Grilling on the barbecue, kids body surfing down a slip-n-slide, radio playing, maybe a few drinks, fireworks when the sun finally goes down – what could be better?

For some, shopping is the order of the day thanks to all the big sales going on.  I can’t say I won’t be perusing the big e-commerce sales happening at ModernBathroom.com and BathroomVanitiesOnly.com, just to name a few.

But if you must shop on July 4th, please consider that the people working in all those retail stores are missing out on their 4th of July celebration.  When I was a teenager, I worked at The Nature Company, a niche chain store found in many malls that sold binoculars, birdhouses, gadgets and books.  The worst July 4th I’ve ever had was the summer I had to work all day while my friends kicked back and enjoyed the holiday.  Just being stuck inside was bad enough, but dealing with rude customers who never considered what I was giving up to be there at their beck and call…that made it unbearable.  So appreciate those who are working tomorrow, whether it be at the mall, the grocery store when you go to pick up last minute food items, and especially all of the first responders like police and firefighters who are keeping us safe as we enjoy the day off.

However you spend the 4th, we here at Modern Bathroom Reviews hope you have a wonderful day with friends, family, good food and fun!