The shutdown is also not good for people with camping reservations at Yosemite. If the shutdown drags on, it will not be good for people needing what you might call semi-essential services, like getting paid.
But so far, are you feeling the void? What about the government you are missing today? Read on to see some of the replies I got on Twitter.
—By CNBC's Jane Wells; Follow her on Twitter: @janewells.