Around the nation, government has successfully (such an ironic word to describe such a disastrous situation) frozen funding for the past three days, and already, the economy, morale, and over all sense of safety, especially surrounding the greater Washington D.C. area is suffering.
During a week where 80 degree temperatures usually result in increased revenue spike for the district, tourism is down as national attractions are closed, the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer walk has been moved to Six Flags in Largo because park police were affected by the furlough, and local business are missing the revenue from the workers affected by the furlough.
Some businesses, however, have figured out a way to help consumers’ pockets, while still filling theirs. While some businesses are offering discounts and others are actually handing out freebies, the overall sentiment is the same ‘Thank you for your past, present, and future patronage, please come again, and screw Congress.”
Don’t let the federal government’s refusal to play nice, stop you from playing at all. Enjoy the next couple of days of perfect weather, your time off, and the furlough freebies being offered. Check out the list below for businesses offering free car maintenance, entertainment, food, and remember to pay some of the kindness forward.