Ever had one of those days, one of those weeks,
or those months? You know, one of those can't-remember-what-time-you-got-to-work, haven't-stuck-your-face-outside-all-day,
don't -know-when-you'll-be-done days. One of those stints where, when you
do get home all you want to do is flop
on the couch, but you can't; household chores didn't get
done because you were tied up all weekend at your
kid's tournament. The weekend routine went out the window. Most
of us know this experience, or one like it.
The president of the United States doesn't get into this
state. Doesn't believe in it. Recently, George W. Bush told
reporters that he was "going to answer some questions ...
then I'm going home to take a nap." He's out
of the office most days by 6 p.m. and almost
always takes exercise and personal breaks during the work day.
He doesn't do weekends. No Clintonesque, 24-7 routine for President
Bush, you see, believes that a shorter, more efficient work
day is good business. People who live balanced lives make
better decisions, are more creative and will be productive longer,
In a way, it's unfortunate that it's Bush putting this
philosophy forward in a very public way. Because the president
is not -- never has been -- known for his
strong work ethic, and his views may diminish a concept
that deserves fulsome discussion.
For now, let's divorce this from George Bush. But does
anybody besides us think he's on to something? Source.