A woman with a heavy accent walks into your office and explains that she is returning to her native Russia this spring and as such she needs today, September 12th, off. You are a bit confused and asks for an explanation. She sends you to this website. You read:
The governor of Ulyanovsk region in Russia is offering prizes to couples who have babies in exactly nine months - on Russia's national day on 12 June.
Sergei Morozov wants couples to take the day off work to have sex. If a baby is born on national day, they will receive cars, TVs or other prizes.
Mr Morozov has declared Wednesday "family contact day" as part of efforts to fight Russia's demographic crisis.
My response, of course, is that according to AmazingPregnancy.com she doesn't need the 12th off. She needs the 20th for a due date of June 12.
Aren't I helpful?
(hat tip Ann Althouse.)
And I can't help but think that this HRVP would make "family contact day" an official company holiday if he was working in Russia.