Tell me why I don't like Mondays

@Rollo1 (16686)
Boston, Massachusetts
May 9, 2016 6:38am CST
At the time those Boomtown Rats were singing about Mondays, it made sense to not like them. Mondays meant school and work and an end to that whole weekend freedom of laziness. It brought structure and schedules, meetings and deadlines. But I don't have to get to work on Monday morning. I don't have to rush to school. I don't have a term paper due in History that I didn't start writing until Sunday night. I have to get The Boy up for school on Monday. Could it be that I miss him? I really don't mind it when he's home - except that he reminds me to make meals, which I could more easily forget to do if it were just The Man and myself. Most of the time, he's busy doing his own thing with his computer, his X-box or he's outside practicing his soccer footwork. And he's handy for when I want something heavy moved from one spot to another and then back again when I realize that room configuration just won't work. He's hardly any trouble except for his appetite. But I think it's more than that. I think I am still suffering Monday morning school avoidance syndrome. It is just that now, it's Monday Morning School Avoidance Syndrome by Proxy. I get nervous about the first day of the school week because others have to go. Too much empathy, perhaps, or a persistent, latent fear that I never managed to shed even when I threw away my school gym uniform. I don't know why, but I still don't like Mondays. I can see no reason, cause there are no reasons. I want to shoot the whole day down. Tell me why.
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@PainsOnSlate (20419)
• Canada
9 May 16
Haven't got a clue... I guess with me I always liked mondays, I liked Friday better but I liked school...there must be something in adulthood. that turned you off of Monday's maybe working or something you accociate with Monday like laundry...
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
I never liked school. It interfered with my education. I guess it's one of those strange phobias, like the sudden fear that overcomes me when my nostrils detect the first whiffs of Spring. I don't know why Spring is so scary, it can be very pretty.
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• Canada
10 May 16
@Rollo1 you are a bit strange but I think we could be friends. I would help you enjoy spring. At this point in my life every morning I wake up is a good day...
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 May 16
@PainsOnSlate I have to be honest with you. It's more than a bit.
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@MALUSE (42697)
• Germany
9 May 16
I can't help you with that. I don't have such a Mondayphobia. But I hate mornings and I know the reason why.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
Of course, you were the teacher that we were all trying to avoid because we didn't do our reports
@MALUSE (42697)
• Germany
9 May 16
@Rollo1 I'm retired now and I still hate mornings.
@ison_1 (1252)
9 May 16
Because Mondays suck! Doesn't matter if you have to do anything or not, Monday's have been designated - 'This sucks' day. Hi Anja :)
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
Hiya John! Nice to see you here Mondays do just suck and I suppose it doesn't matter what you have to do or not do, there's no good reason for a Monday at all.
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@DianneN (82428)
• United States
9 May 16
I never liked Mondays either. Perhaps because the hair salon is closed.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
Excellent answer. I cannot fault your reasoning.
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@DianneN (82428)
• United States
10 May 16
@Rollo1 LOL!
@pgntwo (21987)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
9 May 16
The silicon chip inside her head switched to overload... Simple. Don't ask me why she had a chip in there, perhaps it flew off the big one on her shoulder... Or she was a chip off the old block, with a Daddy who didn't understand her. Good article, and a good song.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
Those without silicon chips in their heads never understand what causes overload, I guess. Maybe it's just Monday that does it.
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@pgntwo (21987)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
9 May 16
@Rollo1 Probably. Not keen on the use of Hump Day for Wednesday either, gives me the hump...
@LadyDuck (171236)
• Switzerland
9 May 16
I can see no reason either, but I also do not like Mondays. I do not work anymore, I am at home, do the same things every day, but for some reason I do not like Mondays.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
Do you think it is a leftover feeling from our pasts?
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@LadyDuck (171236)
• Switzerland
10 May 16
@Rollo1 Yes, I am pretty sure that it's a leftover feeling from the school days.
@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
9 May 16
Now I have that song ringing in my head - ha ha ha, ear-worm . . . Tell me why I dont like Mondays . . I feel they are the TONE to which the week is set - so if its a bad Monday, it inevitably is a bad week - my Monday today was good, so here I come . . . a good week hopefully
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
I hope you are right and that you have a great week, Lany
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
10 May 16
@Rollo1 Its raining today, so the cold has arrived in full force. Winter is here and I can re-set the cupboards completely now. no inbetween-weather-stuff anymore
• Preston, England
9 May 16
The Boomtown Rats song was specifically about a girl who shot several teachers and pupils at a school to liven up a Monday when she felt bored
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
I think that perhaps her boredom was more like mental illness. Fridays are boring, they are the days that go so slowly because you want them to go faster.
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• Preston, England
10 May 16
@Rollo1 yes she was deeply disturbed and still in prison for her killings
• United States
9 May 16
I'm a weekday person. I don't like weekends. Everything is crowded, TV schedules are off, Church is twice in one day making two trips to the same place, fine when I'm close but mine is 12 miles away. I like the orderliness of weekdays, privacy at the beach, business as usual, post office has regular hours, library is open. I love it when Monday comes around!
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
I don't watch TV, so that doesn't bother me much, but I can see why you would prefer not to make two 12 mile trips in one day.
@marlina (76703)
• Canada
9 May 16
Since I am retired, I just love Mondays. I used to hate the Sunday nights before more than the Monday mornings.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
Sunday nights go so fast when you have to prepare for the week ahead.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
9 May 16
I would think Mondays would just be the beginning of the week and you could look forward to the end of the week on Friday then you have the whole weekend to dream about things.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 16
Monday just has a negative aspect to it in my thinking. Must be leftover angst.
@xiaolisu (2296)
• China
9 May 16
maybe Monday means too much reluctance to you .just as weekend means hardwork to me .I don't like weekend and holidays
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@Shavkat (65123)
• Philippines
9 May 16
Some people don't like Monday because they do a lot of things in their regular jobs.
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@theBlock (2696)
• United States
10 May 16
I'm hoping you have better Mondays to come. And I love that song!
@Genipher (5135)
• United States
9 May 16
Mondays...the start of another week of responsibility.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
Mondays are my first day off, so I currently love them. BUt I feel that way about thursdays which are my first day of work back for the week.