American football fans know what a quarterback is likely to do when a flag is thrown early in a play and he knows it is against the opposition. He will take a big risk and try to pull off a big play!
Why? Well, in the worst case, the play comes back and his team chooses to accept the penalty against the other team and his team comes out ahead. So, even the downside is an upside!
But … if he pulls off the big play, he may get a score or huge yardage. So, his upside is a huge upside!
Leap Day, February 29th once every four years, should be seen like that. First, we should all be off today. Second, we should do something that has a huge upside like winning the lottery or getting a Nobel Prize - and the universe should give us a downside that is actually an upside!
We should get this because it isn’t a real day. Look at last year’s calendar and see if you can find February 29th. Look at next year’s calendar and see if you can find February 29th. You can’t, because February 29th is not as real a day, the way I see it.
Besides … the universe owes us one!
This logic supplied as a public service announcement in the spirit of Gracie Allen.