Monday, May 7, 2012

Got the Monday Blues? Here's Why!

According to an article written by Gracie Murano on, here are ten facts about MONDAYS.

1.  Most of us don't crack our first smile until 11:16 a.m.

How sad is that? You mean to tell me that people don't greet each other in the morning with a smile and say, "Good morning?" Or have I been out of the work force so long that I am just dreaming? A recent study done in England showed that the Southeast first smiled at 11:06, but the grumpier East Midlands community didn't crack a smile until 11:33 a.m.  And probably only because it was getting close to lunchtime.

2. The best preferred way to beat Monday blues is by watching television or having sex.

Well, who WOULDN'T want to do either of those instead of going into to work!


People also would prefer to do: on-line shopping, buying chocolate or make-up, or plan for a holiday.

3. Over 50% of employees are late to work

That's just crazy! So if you were on time today, pat yourself on the back - you are part of the minority!

4. Most people will moan about it being Monday for a whole 12 minutes.

Well, misery enjoys company, so there will be people around to hear you complain!

5. People between the ages of 45 and 54 are likely to suffer the most Monday blues

I was really surprised to read this. I thought for sure the "younger" generation would suffer more from the Monday blues. Maybe the middle age people realize that they are stuck in dead-end positions with no place to go; the young ones have their "futures" ahead of them.

6.  Workers only manage three-and-a-half hours of productive work

Heck, they might as well just cut to the chase. Come in after lunch, say, 1:00 pm on Mondays. By then they'd have a smile on their face, they probably wouldn't be late for work, wouldn't have to complain about it being Monday because it's half over with already, and working 3 1/2 hours would seem like a full day's work! Problem solved! Everyone should work a 4 1/2 day work week!

7.  Monday is the most likely day to commit suicide.

Yikes! A permanent solution to "calling in sick".

8.  Or have a heart attack.

There was a 20 % increase in heart attacks on Mondays as opposed to any other day of the week as reported in the British Medical Journal. The heart attacks could have be caused by stress and high blood pressure from returning to work.

I have given you 8 negative things about Mondays; the following two are POSITIVE things. YEAH!

9.  Monday is the least rainy day of the week.

Which I think is kind of ironic since it is raining as I type this, but hey, what do I know?


10. Monday is the best day to buy a car

Sure. Now I find out about this, after I just purchased a car on a SATURDAY. (Yes, we traded in BIG BLUE for a regular, everyday, 4-door sedan car.)

Anyway, Mondays are usually quieter days. The crowds from the weekend are gone, the salesmen are looking to make a deal. So YOU make YOUR move.

I hope I have enlightened you.

I hope you are having a good Monday.

If not, don't worry.

It's almost over.


Country Gal said...

Funny post . I dont know where they get their info from about England and its people all I know is back in the day all British people were chiper first thing in the mornings . I dont have a prob with Mondays never did, guess I am weird that way lol . Have a good day .

Gail said...

Well, I am really in the minority. I wss early, smiled by 815, worked all day, it rained this morning and I didn't buy a car.

I knew I wasn't normal.

Eva Gallant said...

What a great post! That is really interesting. I was always early for work; can't understand people who are late.

Genie said...

What a fun post. Mondays do not bother me. I am just happy to be alive whatever the day is at 73. The pictures were so funny. Clever post. genie

NixBlog said...

You've got to love Mondays... :-)

DesertHen said...

Wow! Who knew! I'm not a fan of Mondays, but I try not to complain too much.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I am in the Monday grumpy until afternoon crowd and my oldest daughter and husband wake up at 6:10 smiling and singing...can you even imagine?!

SUGAR MOON said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed this bit info, lol.

Andy said...

Funny post Pat. I have the Monday blues beat. I retired and every day became a weekend.

Adam said...

I can see why Garfield hates mondays