Beefless Days

Back in 1942, the town of Ashland, Ohio instituted a policy of "beefless days." It had nothing to do with going vegetarian. All the town residents pledged that on every Thursday until the war ended they wouldn't complain about anything.

Oakland Tribune - Oct 9, 1942



On Thursdays, Ashland residents are now free to beef about anything they want. But the town still declares itself to be the "World Headquarters of Nice People."

Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 10, 2017
Category: 1940s





Comments
Would being the "World Headquarters of Nice People" make it the Capital of Co-dependency?
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 09/10/17 at 10:24 AM
I do get the "no complaining" thing, but did they really have to smile all the time? Doesn't it unfairly targets resting bitch-faces? I feel it's unfair to ask to put your best foot forward AND smile as you do it.
Posted by Yudith on 09/10/17 at 04:38 PM
Bragging about being the meanest S.O.B. means you just have to prove it!
Bragging about being the nicest person means YOU ARE NOT!
Posted by BMN on 09/10/17 at 11:34 PM