AMERICA—Whether you’re just now waking up from the weekend for that morning slog, or you’ve been sitting at your desk for the last half-hour wishing you were a scuba diving instructor, you’ve probably already realized that it’s Monday. Monday invokes a lot of reactions from “shit, it’s Monday” to “damn it, it’s Monday” to “I’m going to fill up all of my social media feeds with memes about Monday.” However, some don’t look at Monday in such a negative light.
“I try to get my fun out of the way Saturday, so that Sunday, I can spend most of the day laying out my clothes for the week, planning out my lunches and taking care of necessary errands and chores around the house,” said Margaret Thomas, a mother of three from Sioux City, Iowa. “It allows me to be mentally sharp when I enter the office on Monday, so I’m ready to take on mundane bookkeeping and office management duties.”
“I truly have no idea how this benefits the greater whole of society, but I do what I’m told.”
Others don’t always approach the day before Monday, Sunday, the same way. Jason Rollings of Akron, Ohio is an account executive for a paper manufacturing company and spends most of his Sundays getting drunk with friends and watching football.
“I’m a hardcore Browns fan. I’m also in five different fantasy football leagues,” said the 29-year-old Rollings. “Needless to say, I don’t have time to think about work shit. In fact, most of the time I’m at work, I’m claiming guys off waivers and proposing ridiculous trades in one of my leagues. I’d say that’s how I approach Mondays: fantasy football.”
Tina Baldwin, a bartender from Rhode Island, is still trying to figure out what day it is.
“Wait, it’s Monday?” asked Baldwin. “Well, that means I’m off, I think. Either way, I’m going back to sleep and not waking up until at least 5pm.”
We tried reaching out to several other employed people for comment, but they all declined citing the need to drink coffee while mumbling various curse words under their breath.