I now have new respect for all those people who don’t work a Monday through Friday workweek. All those times that the rest of us say we’re excited for Friday, or ask them what they’re going to do on their weekend, or generally just reference Friday as a turning point of sorts…and they don’t shoot any of us. At least I don’t think any of them ever have . Now, I’m not usually overly annoying about it being Friday (I don’t think) but I’m ‘guilty’ of the occasional TGIF. I usually work Monday through Friday and am really glad to see Friday get here. I don’t really think overly much about what it would feel like if it didn’t make any difference if it was Friday.
I am getting my taste of that today.
We’ve decided to make up the gosh awful number of snow days by having school on Saturday. Tomorrow is the first Saturday for that so I have to work…on a SATURDAY! Everyone (even the people at school who also have to work tomorrow) was going around like normal. “Yea, it’s Friday!”, “I’m SOOOO glad it’s Friday!” and just your basic “TGIF”. But it doesn’t MATTER that it’s Friday! We have to WORK tomorrow! It didn’t keep people from exclaiming about it though.
What do you think? Is Friday inherently ‘good’ just because it’s Friday, regardless of whether or not you work on Saturday? Have you even had to work on Saturday? Was Friday just as welcomed as usual for you when it wasn’t the last workday?
Chime in…let me know.