Originally printed on this site November 19, 2008
What is about Monday’s? There have been many songs written about Monday and most of them have not a good thing to say about the day.
Rainy Day’s and Monday’s–The Carpenters
I don’t like Monday’s–Boomtown rats
Blue Monday—Fats Domino.
Call it Stormy Monday–Nancy Wilson.
These are just some songs about Monday and not one of them speaks fondly of Monday. Now i know it is the first day of the week for many, and that in itself is a drag but at the same time i find it as refreshing a day as there is. For Teenagers it is time to return to the books after a weekend with their friends, and for adults back to work after trying to accomplish things around the house and after a weekend of visiting family and friends.
Mondays have always had an interesting aura around them, they have been called Black Monday-Blue Monday-Wet Monday-Miracle Monday-Bloody Monday, among others. And of course we have Easter Monday[or for some of us First Monday]. Monday is the day to get the work week on track and create a whole slew of new “to-do lists”, there is even a medical ailment called “Mondayitis” an illness associated with depression involving going back to work. The expression “Monday’s child is fair of face” is actually inspiring not a comedown. And since the first recorded Monday there have been over 100,000 Mondays and yet the world still goes on.
There have been many events that have happened on a Monday, Salvador Dali died on a Monday, Terry Kath of the Jazz/Rockband Chicago was shot to death on a Monday, Brenda Spenser inspired the Boomtown Rats to write “I don’t like Monday’s” by killing 2 people in her school on a Monday morning, a protest in London England on a Monday in 1886 led to a riot and many unknown deaths-Wall street crashed on a Monday in 1929. A survey in Colorado done in 2002 found over a period of 6 weeks that accidents happened on the roadways on a Monday more than any other day. In Las Vegas, a study done by the university of Las Vegas found more police reports of Domestic Violence happened on Monday’s.
As for me, well i like Monday’s, it is the last day of my work week and usually the slowest so i enjoy it more, it is the one night of the week that i watch Jay Leno, just to see his “Stupid Headlines’, there is Monday Night Football, and that is not bad. And of course there is always our Holiday Monday’s. So lets face it Monday”s are here to stay and we have to get use to it, heck there is even a musical group called”Happy Monday’s”..i wonder if they get yelled at a lot?
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