Not really climbing related, but..
Every fall I go hunting with my father. I know the dates, first week in the season, we go hunting. So I applied for hollidays early feb as I usually did. And it got denied! I was like, wtf?!? So I went to see my boss, and he said it was a new company policy, noone gets any time off in august. I pointed out the fact that august allways was real quiet in my departement, and he still said no. So I thought about it for a few seconds, and said, all right, I'll take all summer off then, and the rest of the year to. An hour or so later he had my resignation on his desk. I've never regreted that.