Tired of fumbling for excuses to ditch out on work so you can go pound some green beer at you favorite neighborhood bar on the sacred of sacred days that is March 17th? Well apparently Guinness has the answer. It’s a petition called Proposition 3-17 and it’s the latest in a national online campaign to make St. Patrick’s Day an official holiday.
All that’s needed is a measly 1,000,000 signatures by midnight March 16th and the petition will make it to congress (or so Guinness claims). As it it stands right now 899,180 signatures are still needed with 12 days to go so the odds are looking pretty slim. Nevertheless Guinness is pulling out all the stops, providing digital rally kits that include printable petitions, Guinness recipes and even rally posters.
Truthfully, this is probably just a shameless marketing ploy to push more Guinness on consumers in the coming weeks. Maybe a better choice of holiday would have been March 18th: St. Hangover Day.