But that's not the point here.
I was talking to a workman who has a seasonal business.
"Business is doing well," he said.
During the busy time...they can work 80 days straight without a break.
And also work until midnight.
But the flip side is that for many months in the year, they have very little work at all.
It's literally feast or famine.
As we were talking about this, he says to me:
"We really have to make it during the busy season, because that determines whether we eat steak or peanut butter the rest of the year!"
It struck me how difficult this must be too depend on a few months for how you live all the year round.
Sure, it must be nice to have a slower season and have some rest, relaxation, and maybe some fun.
But if, G-d forbid, you're not earning enough to support yourself for the duration of the year and you're stuck eating peanut butter because you can't even afford a steak anymore, then that must be pretty darn tough.
Just something to think about and be grateful for if you can eat what you want and when you want to. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)