I've been noticing something rather odd lately. Ever since people are so lazy, getting very few hours of sleep and flopping around all day, (everyone knows what that's like), and everyone's barely making it through the day, I've noticed something odd: People always blame the fact that they're tired on the fact that it's Monday, or any other day of the week.
Here, I'll do an example for you. It'll go something like this:
"Geez, I'm SO tired."
"Well, it is _______"
You'll fill in the blank with whatever day it just happens to be. I'm not saying I haven't been one of the characters in this dialogue. Everyone has. The thing I don't get is why do we constantly blame the fact that we didn't get enough sleep the night before on what day it is? It'll work with almost every day of the week, if you think pessimistically enough.
See? This is me thinking in a very tired pessimistic attitude. I wrote this near midnight for that very reason.
Sunday: The end of the weekend, time to get all your homework done and maybe get away with sleeping in. That is, if you don't go to church or something. You're tired because: It was a late night last night and no matter how late you sleep in, you're still tired.
Monday: Ugh. It's the first day of the school/work week, and everybody hates Mondays. You've got the whole week ahead of you. You're tired because: You're used to sleeping in from the warm and cozy weekends, and now it's time to get back in routine and stop hitting the snooze button and hiding under the oh-so-cozy covers.
Tuesday: Tuesday is what I like to call an innocent day. I've never heard anything bad about Tuesday. It's just found it's perfect little spot in the week. It's also, according to my dad, the day that most people go on Facebook and Twitter. You should be wide awake today, and if not, don't blame it on the day.
Wednesday: It's the "longest day of the week," it's the middle of the week; you feel like this day is never ever going to end. You're tired because: you were up all last Tuesday night trying to come up with bad things to say about Tuesday.
Thursday: This one is also sort of an "innocent day," though I will mention this: I "liked" Victoria Justice's page on Facebook, and one Thursday, she posted asking about what good things are their to say about Thursday, besides the fact that it's before Friday. Most people said "it's the day before Friday" anyway. So I guess you're not tired today. And if you are, when you get home, you can focus on how close Friday is around the corner.
Friday: The school/work day won't go by fast enough, and when it does, you can't wait to fly out the doors and away from your desk for two whole days. You're tired because: you went to sleep very late the night before finishing up all your last-minute homework assignments that are due on Friday, and during class, you zone in and out with mini-naps. Hopefully, you won't get caught.
Saturday: Your only full day to be free, and not worry about it being a "school night." You can do whatever the heck you want. You're tired because: you drank too much soda while you were out with your buds (or some other liquid...) and you're drowsy, yet you can't wait for SNL to come on so you can have another drink of soda to boost you back up for another 10 minutes.
That's me thinking extraordinarily pessimistically. It's now 11:57, and I'm signing off so I'm not grumpy on Tuesday. After all, there is no excuse tomorrow of why I'll be so tired.
So next time you're tired, please don't blame it on what day it happens to be, even if it is just to make small talk. If you want to make small talk, talk about one of the following:
-How much work you have to do
-Sports (My favorite line is, "So... how 'bout them Red Sox?")
-Glee, or any other weird and somehow popular TV show
Also, what I don't understand in my generation is apparently, the less hours you sleep, somehow it's more impressive. I'll walk in the lobby of the Junior High and have a conversation with a friend of mine. It'll go something like this:
"I'm so tired..."
"Yeah, I only got like 5 hours of sleep last night."
"Oh, I got like 3 hours."
I get the fact that you should feel more bad for the person who got less hours, but in my book, once you get less than 8 hours of sleep, everyone is treated equally as tired, with the exception of the all-nighter. That I have almost pulled off, with exactly half an hour of sleep from 5:30-6:00 AM, although I stayed home that following day, so I didn't suffer at school. I've never seen someone pull an all-nighter and come to school the next day.
If someone could really pull that off, they'd need lot's of coffee and a serious confidence boost/pep talk from their best friend to get through the day.
One last thing I need to say before I hit the hay, (hey that rhymed), try reading right before you go to sleep. You'll wake up with a book in your lap and you'll be very disoriented. Happy Tuesday!