Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Heinz Ketchup is calling for the day after the Super Bowl to be made into a national holiday with a Change.org petition seeking to avoid "the worst work day of the year."
The ketchup company's Change.org petition calls for the creation of "Smunday," a proposed national holiday for the Monday following the Super Bowl.
The petition states:
"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."
The petition claims "over 16 million people call in sick or just don't show up to work" the day after the Super Bowl, and the loss of productivity on that Monday accounts for a total $1 billion lost.
"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," Heinz said.