Just One Day Off: #DesignLUX Celebrates the Art of Playing Hookie

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, a 15 million dollar automotive masterpiece, played the ultimate cameo in of the most famous examples of taking a proverbial personal day in modern times.

Sound familiar?  Look familiar?

The Ferrari 250 California GT Spyder, this one spotted in Beverly Hills | Photo copyright DCoopMedia

The Ferrari 250 California GT Spyder, this one spotted in Beverly Hills | Photo copyright DCoopMedia

Several experts, all of whom we've determined must have too much time on their hands, have concluded that it was the date June 5th, 1985 that a certain precocious teen, his demure girlfriend, and hypochondriac best friend piloted that racing red sports car into the Windy City and, eventually, into the hearts of every person who has ever wanted to make use of a sick day for any other reason but being sick. If the experts are correct (the basis for their claim? The Cubs home game schedule.) then that means that exactly 30 years ago Friday, Ferris Bueller skipped school and became a cult classic. 

Of course, I now most definitely feel old.

How could I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?
— Ferris Bueller

Though he was only 18 (played by Matthew Broderick who was 23 at the time), Ferris was quite wise beyond his years, a cult classic Yoda of sorts.  It was he, in his prize winning performance as "Teen Faking Ill to Cut Class", that wisely quipped "Life moves pretty fast; If you don't stop and look around for awhile, you could miss it", easily the mantra of nearly every workplace psychologist to whom we've had the privileged of divulging our inner most secrets.  In it there isn't just some truth but, instead, it is THE truth.

And that is precisely why this week's #DesignLUX is devoted to celebrating the day off. For some, it's playing hookie from class (be it University or otherwise).  To others, it means staying in pajamas and faking a cold to our boss.  For DCoopMedia it may mean the art of pretending to be in the office while, instead, Tweeting poolside.  This Thursday, June 4th, pour yourself a drink early, climb back into your pajamas, and join us as we fantasize and wax nostalgic about the ultimate day off.

Ferrari not included.

#DesignLUX | June 4th, 2015 | 1pmPT/4pmET
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