My hometown is on an island five miles long and about a mile wide.
Once the summer season was over, you’d be hard-pressed to find an operating traffic light.
For a long time, there were no fast-food joints and most of the local places were closed off-season–not that my family went out to eat.
Back then, my bicycle was my primary source of transportation and the 7-11 at the end of the island wasn’t just a destination, it was Shangri-La for my friends and me.
So, yes, free Slurpee Day means something to me. More than most official holidays.
Even if I don’t get my freebie today.
Especially if you are on a bike.