The world might seem like a pretty topsy-turvy place right now, but rest assured that the Gregorian calendar is still in effect as the international standard for personal and professional scheduling.
As such, the month of March is comprised of 31 days, although other months have 30, and February is a freakish outlier. A rhyme taught to children aids our memory of these facts: 30 days hath November, April, June and September. With 28 there is but one, and all the rest have 31.
Late in the second season of “Parks and Recreation,” Aubrey Plaza’s sullen administrative assistant April got it all wrong, subjecting her misanthrope boss, Nick Offerman’s Ron Swanson, to 93 meetings with members of the public scheduled on a day she thought to be fictional. Reddit user Heatedbones kindly reminded us of the 2010 catastrophe.
And so we pass the news onto you: March 31, unfortunately, exists.
Today is that day.
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Mahershala Ali, Amy Poehler and a whole host of other stars are teaming up for Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU. Join us at 7 p.m. Eastern on Friday, March 31 on Facebook Live.
You can support the ACLU right away. Text POWER to 20222 to give $10 to the ACLU. The ACLU will call you to explain other actions you can take to help. Visit www.hmgf.org/t for terms. #StandForRights2017