Thursday, April 04, 2002

Kim Strassel sounds off on the idiocy of Awareness Days like "Awareness Week for Fighting Brain Damage From MTV Watching", weeks, months

OK, I admit I didn't know that 6,000 kids ended up in the hospital each year from overloaded backpacks. But do I care? Presumably if my child went off to school looking like he was doing the limbo, I'd pull some of the books out. Presumably I'd know to do this even without National Backpack Safety Month. Similarly, I would know better than to set my house on fire, blow my car up, or feed my offspring poison without Dryer Vent Safety Month, Auto Battery Safety Month or Baby Safety Month.

My suggestion:

A National No Awareness Days Day.
The only worry is that there are no days left on which to hold it.