Tales From the City

When a day off isn’t a day off

A Lexington neighbor who suffers from his buddy’s three-day weekends. Plus, a Framingham kid’s video-game question.

Recently, I started taking Fridays off from work. One Friday, after helping me with three projects, my friendly retired neighbor Jim asked with a twinkle in his eye, “When are you going to go back to work on Fridays?”

George Eisenberg / Lexington

I was at a restaurant with my 7-year-old daughter, who was playing games on my phone. I told her that when I was young, we played video games on a TV. Her response: “You took a television with you everywhere you went?”


Jason Summerfield / Framingham


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