Monday, January 19, 2015

Blue Monday

This term Max doesn't have any classes on Monday, so we've been meeting up for lunch. Today we walked into Five Guys and were promptly asked how our Monday was going. I was having a very productive day at work, so I responded in a positive fashion. The nice man behind the counter said "Really? Most people are having a rough time. Something about Blue Monday."

Curious, I looked up the term. The third Monday of January, this concept first appeared in a 2005 press release resulting from research commissioned by Sky Travel. I laughed it off and went back to work.

Mike, Thomas and I went out for coffee later that afternoon. Mike mentioned he was have a particular sluggish Monday.

"Oh, yeah it's Blue Monday, Mike!"

"What's that?"

"It's the saddest day of the year!"


"Well, it's far enough after Christmas that people have lost the holiday spirit."

"Yeah! That's the way I feel!"

"The days are still really dark and it's so cold out. Plus people have given up on their resolutions."

"Oh my gosh I quit this weekend!!!"

"Plus it's a Monday."

"That's crazy that's exactly how I feel!!!"

That's how I learned about Blue Monday.

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