Every Monday at 3:45 p.m., I lead a tour of campus. One of the downsides of doing this is a monthly tourguide meeting, in which we all get filled in on the latest in the exciting world of campus tours and admissions over dinner.

I just came from one such meeting. In this meeting, the woman from the admissions office was going on about this upcoming open house on April 19 and she was explaining how important it is that everyone sign up for a tour. Some girl is looking at her calendar and realizes, “Oh, that’s the first day of Passover.”

Damn. So then the lady from admissions says, “Why did they schedule this on top of Passover. That’s weird. You know they schedule these open houses five years in advance.”

So I said, “You know, we schedule our things like thousands of years in advance.”

A post of substance tomorrow or Friday.

2 Responses to Calendars

  1. David March 6, 2008 at 7:06 am #

    For what it’s worth, my sister’s graduation – the graduation at the University of Michigan (there’re a few Jews there) – is on the last day of Pesach.

    Annoying, to say the least.

  2. davidamwilensky March 6, 2008 at 11:11 am #

    That’s not too bad. No major rituals that need doing that day at least. I’ve travelled during pesach before. But, yeah, annoying.