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Is it Monday or Friday?

Asked by Trillian (21064 points ) May 1st, 2012

A co-worker mentioned that it was Friday to me yesterday, which it technically was; our days off are Tuesday and Wednesday.
He was singing some song about “Yaay, Friday!” I had had Foreigner’s “Blue Monday” And Duran Duran’s
“New moon on Monday” All day, and I got to thinking;
Monday is generally associated with dreariness, as sung by Karen Carpenter. Friday is associated with “Whoopeeeee!”
Are there more Waaah Monday songs, or more Yaaaaaayyyyyy! Friday! songs? I know there have to be a bunch of both.
I feel like the sentiments for each are different and indicate polar opposites; optimism and pessimism. Fully stating upfront that I could be completely wrong, and doing nothing more than indulging my own fantasies here;
Can you name any songs for either side of the fence?
I’m wondering if there are significantly more of one or the other and if that is an indication of a sub conscious collective mindset.

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Charles's avatar

Mondays are are the first days of a week of opportunities.
The only thing that is worse than working is NOT working.
I like looking at all the hung over people on Mondays and feeling glad I am not one of them.

janbb's avatar

“Monday I’ve got Friday on my mind…”

JLeslie's avatar

Monday Monday by the Mamas and the Papas.

incendiary_dan's avatar

Blue Monday was by New Order.

Trillian's avatar

@incendiary_dan Thank you. Foreigner did “Blue morning. blue day”.

tranquilsea's avatar

I Don’t Like Mondays by the Boomtown Rats

Everybody’s Working For The Weekend by Loverboy

gondwanalon's avatar

Paul McCartney’s song “Helter Skelter” best represents my work schedule.

Oh how I so envy workers who have set schedules where they can look forward to having certain set days off with such enthusiasm as you describe. My infinitely variable work schedules are handed to me just two weeks in advance and they are always changing with odd start and end shift times. This week I happen to work two week days with a shift 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and two week days (8 a.m. to 7p.m.) plus Saturday and Sunday 3p.m. to 7p.m. I also start some days at 7:30 a.m. for one hour and am expected to clock out at 8:30a.m. (meetings) and then clock back in at 10:30 a.m. and work until 7 p.m. TGIF means nothing to me no matter what day of the week it happens to be.

Aethelflaed's avatar

The one that covers them all: I don’t care if Monday’s blue/ Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday too/ Thursday I don’t care about you/ It’s Friday, I’m in love

ucme's avatar

For every monday blues, I have the perfect cure

YARNLADY's avatar

@Charles Is right about not working. For a stay-at-home worker, every single day is a work day and just like every other day. I have exactly the same amount of work to do Eight Days a Week

I never get holidays or weekends.

cookieman's avatar

@gondwanalon: My last full-time job was similar. I mostly worked Tuesday to Sunday with Mondays off – 8AM to 6PM. Weekends meant nothing and when I started teaching Mondays (at another job), it was 7-days-a-week. Amazingly, even after working there over four years, friends would still ask, “So, what’re you doing this weekend?” |^(

I recently left that job and am enjoying having weekends again.

gondwanalon's avatar

@cprevite You know what I’m talking about. Most people that I’ve talked to can’t really comprehend this perhaps because their world revolves around fairly regular routines. Good for you that you have a better schedule now.

I’ve been dealing with my weird and onerous work schedule for 17 years. I usually get a couple of weekends off a month so I shouldn’t complain about that. There are many lucky employees where I work have set schedules with weekends off and they frequently inquire about my weekend or declare TGIF. I can’t complain about that either. I’ve adapted OK to the schedule turmoil and pandemonium but have never felt comfortable with it. I always feel just a little off balance. What is most disturbing to me is that management lately has indicated that there is a good probability that I will be called on to fill in on a night shift as needed. I would dust off my interview suit it I wasn’t so old (61). The thought has occured to me that the powers that be are trying to make my life so miserable that I will resign or perhaps just drop dead. HA! Well at least I have a full time job and I’m being paid more that I’m worth. I should be very grateful. So I suppose that I’ll just have to get tougher, suck up the pain and survive.

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