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Father Rutler explains why he doesn't enjoy vacations

Catholic World News - August 09, 2012

In Crisis, Father George W. Rutler gives a hilarious explanation of his reason for feeling ambivalent (at best) about taking vacations. A few samples:

But every vacation strikes me as a form of evacuation with results not quite as dire as the disappearance in 1783 from our shores of the last ethnic group with a command of the English language.
My family has inbred judiciously and injudiciously since the Norman Conquest to attain the sickly pallor, which provokes remarks from hardier outdoorsmen. I did not betray my ancestors.
It has been my long experience that the beloved departed, though dead, always are punctual for their funerals while brides, though alive, usually are late for their weddings.

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