Have you ever noticed how much we love Fridays? It’s the one day of the week that almost everyone looks forward to. People do happy dances on Friday. There was a cheesy song written about it. Have you ever heard someone say T.G.I.F.? That does not mean Toes Go In First. You hear it because most everyone says it: Thank God It’s Friday. People constantly say, ‘I wish it were Friday.’ It’s the end of the ‘work week’ and signals that brief respite called ‘The Weekend.’
Everyone loves Friday. Friday is the person on television shows that when they appear everyone in the ‘studio audience’ cheers. You know, like the Fonz from Happy Days:
And, for some (Melissa), it’s like Justin Timberlake instead of the Fonz. I don’t understand it, but hey, whatever floats your boat, right?
We all love Fridays. And if you don’t, well, sorry.
But what about the other six days of the week? Let’s take a look at them for a moment.
Monday. Oooo, just typing that made me cringe. I’m sure many of you had the same reaction from reading it. Monday is like the villain in the movies, the one that every time you see him/her you know something bad is going to happen. It’s the Governor from The Walking Dead or Darth Vader from Star Wars, or maybe even that twisted baddie from your favorite soap opera who thinks aloud though his mouth never moves, who also makes great thoughtful expressions while doing that thinking aloud. Monday shows up and you instantly say, ‘Ahh crap. It’s Monday again.’ And yes, the Bangals did sing a song about it being manic.
Wednesday is the middle of the week, and I’m sure you’ve seen some of the Geico commercials with the camel professing it to be, come on say it with me: HUMP DAY!
Wednesday is the friend you like to see when he arrives, but somehow overstays his welcome. You know, that friend who comes by your house at two in the afternoon and you’re like, ‘hey, how you doin’? It’s so good to see you.’ But by midnight that person is still there and you’ve missed your favorite television show and you haven’t eaten anything because you don’t have enough food to feed him so you’re selfish, even though your stomach is threatening to sue you for malnutrition, and you’re tired and sleepy and you have to get up for work the next morning, but you still have to take a shower and eat, again because you were selfish and chose not to make an extra plate for him. Yeah that’s Wednesday.
Tuesday and Thursday are those annoying friends or people in your life who just kind of make things miserable for you. They are the office guy who knows it all or the person who gives you more work so they can go home early or even that person who has more money and better looks than you and likes to flaunt it. Tuesdays and Thursdays we just want to kill.
I know some folks will say Saturday is their favorite day of the week because many people don’t have to work on that day. ‘I can sleep in,’ they say. ‘I can do whatever I want,’ they say. They’re lying. It’s not their favorite day. Friday is. Don’t argue with me. I’m right on this one. Saturday is like the girls and guys that go to parties. They are fun and exciting, unless of course you have to schedule to do something on that day, and we all know that Saturdays are really the day we spend doing stuff we can’t do during the week. It’s the worker in all of us. So, how Saturday is anyone’s favorite is beyond me. Second favorite, sure. But favorite? Please…
That brings us to Sunday, or the day of repentance. Sunday is best known for church and NFL football. It is like a choir girl in the morning and like a linebacker in the afternoon. Sunday is our split personality friend. We all have them and we never know what to expect from them. Sunday is also the day before Monday and as Sunday night approaches the dread of Monday morning begins to take over, and all too often as we crawl into bed, we state with great disdain in our voices, ‘Tomorrow’s Monday.’ Yes, this is Sunday. On a positive note, the Cranberries recorded a great song with Sunday as the title.
So, in order, now:
Monday: Bad guy in movie.
Tuesday: Annoying friend.
Wednesday: Friend who overstays welcome.
Thursday: See Tuesday.
Friday: The Fonz.
Saturday: Party Girl/Boy or Hard worker.
Sunday: A.M. Choir Girl/Boy, P.M. Linebacker, Prequel to Monday
So, as you can see, Friday really is the favored day for roughly 9.87 out of every 10 people in the United States (statistic completely pulled out of nowhere with no scientific proof whatsoever to back up my claim). Come back some other time when I talk about other nonsense and some writing related stuff as well.
Until we meet again, my friends, be kind to one another…