One man writes of the office where he works: “My boss asked me, ‘Do you think you could come in on Saturday this week? I know you enjoy your weekends off, but I really need you here.’  I replied, ‘Sure, no problem, but I’ll probably be late as public transport is bad on weekends.’  He said, ‘That’s okay, when do you think you’ll get here.  I said, ‘Monday!’”

It was The Carpenters, who sang the song, Rainy Days And Mondays containing the following lyrics:

Talkin’ to myself and feelin’ old, sometimes I’d like to quit, nothin’ ever seems to fit.  Hangin’ around, nothin’ to do but frown, rainy days and Mondays always get me down.  What I’ve got they used to call the blues, nothin’ is really wrong, feelin’ like I don’t belong, walkin’ around, some kind of lonely clown, rainy days and Mondays always get me down.

And for many, coming off a week of labour and a weekend off work, the song rang true with the only thing worse than Monday being a rainy one.  But now new research says something very different – Monday is not the least productive day of the week, but the most productive.  Why?  Because many people still have Sunday off as a day of rest (Saturday generally being for chores) and so the body is at its strongest and the mind is at its freshest on Monday, especially in the morning.  So learn to save those really tough jobs and those really hard decisions until Monday comes.


● “Why is Monday so far from Friday and Friday so near to Monday?”

● “I really need a day in between Sunday and Monday.”

● “God gave us Mondays to punish us for what we did over the weekends.”

● “Monday is one of the my favourite days of the week, my seventh favourite.”

● “Dear Monday.  I was thinking you should take a holiday.  Trust me, no one would miss you.”

● “TGIM, ‘Thank Goodness It’s Monday’ said no one, ever!”

● “Warning: going to sleep on Sunday will cause Monday.  Please note, staying awake all night does not prevent Monday.  There is no cure.”

● “If Monday had a face, I’d punch it.”

● “Monday is a terrible way to spend one-seventh of your life.”

● “Everybody has their favourite villain.  Monday is mine.”

● “It’s Monday again!  Seriously, I can’t keep doing this every week.”

● “So Monday, we meet again!”