I have to confess: I did not clean out my refrigerator today. I was going to do it, because I thought that today was National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. And apparently, according to some calendars, it is. While the origins of this (holi?)day are lost in the mists of pre-Internet time, the most wordy (which is not to say definitive) source I found speculates that NCOYRDay was instituted by the folks at Whirlpool, who set it on the third Wednesday in November… which would be today.
However, with the advent of the Internet, the world as we knew it changed. In the time of e-Cards, which were soon created for more weird holidays than I’d have thought existed, NCOYRDay got stuck, not on a day of the week, but on a particular date, November 15, which happened to be the third Wednesday of November in 2000.
Far be it from me to argue with the wisdom of the Web. I’ll clean out my refrigerator tomorrow. And I’ll post photos, too.
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