It's Saturday before Memorial Day so I thought I'd go fishing. Successful angling requires patience and persistence. Today as I did my route, I'd toss out lines like, "No barbecue for me, I still have a few pounds to lose," Sometimes I got a bite, "No way, you look fine," and sometimes, not, "Yeah, I see what you mean," so I'd just move on to the next house.
And by the way, we need a way to acknowledge that it is Memorial Day weekend. "Have a happy Memorial Day," sounds stupid, and, "Have a sad Memorial Day," sounds unAmerican.