Monday, July 6, 2009

A Case of the Mondays

I always chuckled over this quote from Office Space:

Peter: When you come in on Monday and you're not feeling real well, does anyone ever say to you, "Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays"?
Lawrence: No. No, man. Shit. No man! You'd get your ass kicked sayin' something like that, man.

Now, I’ve never had a case of the Mondays. In general, I honestly like Mondays. It helps that I like my job a lot, but the real reason, as I’ve mentioned before, is that there’s a purity to Mondays that the rest of the week lacks. It’s full of potential and opportunity. Anything can happen.

But I’m not especially feeling it today. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still better than Friday (aka: the loooooooongest day of the week!)

But I’m Ron this week. I’ve actually been Ron since Wednesday last week. I’m not normally called upon to play the boss more than a day or two at a stretch, but he has decided to take a well-earned vacation and won’t be back until next Monday.

Things have been mostly quiet so I’m hoping that the bizarre personnel issues that inevitably crop up when he is off won’t happen this week, but I’m not overly optimistic.

There is one bright spot to my week, though. B generally doesn’t work Fridays anyway, so his employer declared today their holiday. Which means he won’t be working until freaking 8pm tonight and we can meet for dinner tonight.


Anyway. Here’s hoping for a great Monday to you all and great week!


ChicagoSane said...

I guess that makes me blessed that I've NEVER had a case of the Mondays. I schedule work around when people need me, so it's not like I get on any odd cycle.

I PREFER Mondays because the stores are quieter, gas stations are emptier, bars and restaurants are easier to get tables at, etc. I look forward to these little things.

Jay_Lee said...

I on the other hand dislike Mondays. I like sleeping on the weekends and well, I don't get my nap on Mondays (not that I get it any other day during the work week but that first day is always a bitch)

My special dislike of Mondays is the Monday after a long weekend or a vacation. Those seem to go on forever and usually (at least in my case) blend into several other days that week. Much like this week is turning into.

My bright spot however is: I get to see Rent this weekend :)