It was irritating

Flying over the central Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, etc) hearing all the pilots wishing the controllers a “Happy Holiday” or “Happy Memorial Day”.

Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, people, this isn’t Independence Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. It is a day to reflect on the sacrifices those who gave their lives in defense of our country made for us.

I chose not to be an asshole and remind everyone of that on the ATC frequencies, but it was difficult. (Not being an asshole is difficult enough for me most days…., with Provocation, I should get a medal for what I don’t say)