Do You like Mondays?

Post 529

No. They can sod off. But then again, if they did just that, I suppose Tuesdays would then become the new Mondays and so on until we descend into a world of dayless bewilderment. But what is a ‘Monday’? It’s the first day of the week. Or second. Depends on who you are, actually. America, Canada, Japan and Israel have the first day of the week set as Sunday, but all other countries on Earth have the first day set as Monday. Because that’s correct. But it’s really not worth falling out over…

The name ‘Monday’ comes from an old word meaning ‘moon day’ and it’s a day that is almost universally hated. American nightmare The Bangles once released a song entitled ‘Manic Monday’, a song about not wanting to get up on a Monday morning after a, erm, ‘sexually colourful’ dream. And human moneybag Bob Geldof wrote one of the greatest songs ever written. His song, ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’, was inspired by a real life shooting rampage by 16-year-old Brenda Spencer on Monday, January 29, 1979. When asked why she did it, she simply replied, “I don’t like Mondays.”

Studies tell us that the average person first smiles on a Monday at 11:16 in the morning. It’s also the most common sick day and the most common suicide day. 50% of workers, on average, are late for work on this day. And the number of heart attack victim’s increases on Monday by 20%. With all this negativity, is it any wonder Mondays are so hated?

That said, it aint all so bad. Monday is the best day to buy a car because most sales occur on weekends so salespeople aren’t expecting as much business on Monday. Therefore, they’re more willing to make deals and discounts. Mondays are also the least wet day. And if we take Happy Days philosophy as true, then Monday is truly a happy day. Heck, there’s even a band called ‘The Happy Mondays’.

Scientists tell us the best ways to overcome the Monday blues include sex and chocolate. I suppose you could do those things at the same time though, couldn’t you? Although I’ve never had sex. Is it like swimming? You know, you can’t do it on a full stomach – you know what, it’s not important…

Look, it’s very easy to hate Mondays. But see it this way. It’s the first day of the week. Unless you’re from one of these weird countries where it isn’t for no fathomable reason whatsoever. Ooh, why not have blue grass, as well? Ooh, and unicorns ferrying people to work on flying carpets! Because all those things are just as whacky as each other! But I digress. Monday is a new page in the notepad. A fresh start. A clean slate. A brand new week where anything can happen, and that’s pretty exciting, right?

Put it this way. Mondays aren’t welcome, but the day will come when you retire and you’ll be sitting at home, on a Monday, completely bored. Forever more…

So yes, I don’t like Mondays, but they are, unfortunately, a necessary evil.

But do you like Mondays, readers?

Ciao :)(:


Image: 1) Credit: wellforliving.co.uk


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