What is it about Monday’s? There have been many songs written about it, and most of them have not a good thing to say.
Rainy Day’s and Monday’s–The Carpenters
I don’t like Monday’s–The Boomtown Rats
Blue Monday—Fat’s Domino
Call it Stormy Monday–Nancy Wilson These are just some songs and not one has a good thing to say about 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 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 carry out work around their homes and visiting family and friends.
And Monday’s 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 the First Monday]. Monday is the day to get the workweek 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 Monday there have been over 100,000 Mondays and yet the world still goes on. Some major events have happened on a Monday, yes, and here are some of them–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 Mondays” by killing 2 people in her school on a Monday Morning-a protest in London England in 1886 on a Monday led to a riot and many unknown deaths–Wall street crashed on a Monday in 1929. Those are just some of the events that happened on a Monday. A survey in Colorado in 2002,found over a period of 6 weeks that more accidents happened on the Roadways on a Monday than any other day. In Las Vegas a study done by the University of Las Vegas found that more police reports of Domestic Disturbances happened on Monday’s.
Now are Monday’s all bad? Of course not. In my case Monday’s are usually the best day of the week. It is a day off for me and it allows me to hit the Malls and go shop, and the traffic is always lighter going as fewer people are out and about during the day. So Monday’s are my Sunday’s and i appreciate them even if most people hate them. So Monday’s are here to stay and nothing we do will change that, so I suggest that everyone learn to love Monday’s, Hell there is even a band out of England called ‘The Happy Monday’s”. I wonder if they get yelled at?
So I am off, it is Monday and I am going to enjoy it.
Until next time Keep a cold one in the Fridge you never know when I will show up.