Well, once you get past the length of the title of this day you can actually get down to doing what it tells you to do… be friendly. And it doesn’t say just wave at the neighbors that live next door to you, it says all of your neighbors… that person standing next to you, the person eating at a table next to you, in fact anyone who occupies a space near you is a neighbor even if it’s just for a few minutes.
If we become more friendly we will make those around us more friendly as well. Naturally, there are times when this is not a good thing, but over-all it can make someone’s day, maybe even yours. And make the effort to use all your fingers, thumb included. Anything else may be mistaken for some other gesture.
The more friends we have, the fewer enemies we will get. Sometimes this little effort on your part will change things for the better.
How to celebrate – Wave at everybody you see. Always return a wave offered you. Invent your own wave (But make sure you use all your fingers)
So if you walk out your front door and find some Zucchini on your porch you will know why, It’s Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. I find nothing historical or even rational about this day but what the heck, just do it.
It would be best if you had grown it in your own garden but then, that might give it away to the neighbor you are sneaking it on to their porch. So what happens if you don’t have a garden? Well, you can go to the store and buy one. What happens if your neighbor does not have a porch, their mailbox should do the same trick. What happens if you don;t have a neighbor? Just go back to bed, tomorrows another day.
You know the drill, you make sure your neighbor can’t see you as you run up on the porch and deposit your zucchini. making sure the coast is clear for your get-a-way, you ring the door bell and then run as fast as you can to some predetermined place so you can watch with sheer joy the look on their faces when they find your gift.
If a dog answers the door I doubt they are going to fully appreciate your gesture but give them a moment and they will figure out some use for their new found toy. Heck, they might even return it to you!
And if you want to be nice about it, leave more than one so they can cut it up and serve it for dinner… no sense in wasting that fine prize!. I think this actually works with nearly any fruit or vegetable. I would not leave a cow or sheep though, things could get a little messy and your neighbor may choose to park a tank on your porch the next day.
How to celebrate – Go to the store and buy a well developed zucchini. Choose a neighbor carefully, one with a good sense of humor would be best. Make sure you pick a time they are at home so you can watch the delight and joy they receive from your gift!