Mid afternoon, tired of dealing with clients and paperwork, I wandered down to the borkerage office to visit a friend of mine.  We chatted a few minutes and then I asked her if she had tomorrow (Good Friday) off.  Yes, she said.  Thank god for catholics, I said.  Of course we have Good Friday off, she went on; we celebrate all holidays and take them all off, except Bastille Day, of course.