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Going to work the day after the Super Bowl is about as much fun as doing your taxes in a dentist’s office while the ending of “Old Yeller” plays on a constant loop.

But what if the Monday after the Big Game were actually a national holiday? Well, thanks to the good people over at Heinz, that may soon become a reality, considering Heinz just launched a petition to bring us one step closer to post-Super Bowl nirvana. Oh, and to set a fantastic example, the food processing company also gave all its employees the Monday after the Super Bowl off. Why? Because not all heroes wear capes.

Here’s the petition in its entirety, which you can sign for yourself over at

At Heinz we believe in never settling. Never settling with food. And never settling in life.

We can all agree that going to work the Monday after the “Big Game” on Sunday is awful. So as far as we’re concerned at Heinz, we as a nation should stop settling for it being the worst work day of the year. We don’t settle for that awesome football Sunday to be just like every other day of the year. No. We eat. We drink. And we be merry, having the tastiest times of our lives. But then the very next day we settle for that Monday being a terrible       work day.

Statistics show over 16 million people call in sick or just don’t show up to work. And for those that do, productivity plummets so far that the country loses on average around $1 billion (true story). Enough with the madness. This is where YOU come in.

Sign the petition to make the day after the Big Game a National Holiday. Share it with friends, family and even strangers and get THEM to sign it. If we get over 100,000 signatures, it will be sent to Congress.

If we can make Big Game Sunday awesome, we can make the Monday after awesome too. Make that Monday more like Sunday. Make it a SMUNDAY and have more Sunday on your Monday than any of us have ever had in our lives. Don’t settle. Sign it. For your sanity. For your family. For your country.

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The petition currently has about 25,000 signatures and needs 100,000 signatures to be sent to Congress. So, there’s still quite a lot of work to be done, but nothing the power of really-not-wanting-to-go-to-work can’t overcome.

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