Why do weekends and vacations go by so quickly?

@kgwat70 (13398)
United States
December 4, 2006 5:07pm CST
Please tell me why weekends and vacations go by so quickly but yet the work week goes by so slowly? Does anyone agree with this? I hardly even know that I had weekend sometimes or a vacation. Seems like they are over before I know it. :-)
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• United States
4 Dec 06
have you ever heard the phrase "time flies when your having fun? when you are working it just seems like time drags on but when you are doing something differnet and out of the ordinary it goes by quick because it is so fun.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
4 Dec 06
Oh yes, I definitely have heard of that phrase. Sometimes I am at work and will be doing some clock watching. When we are having fun we do not pay attention to time as much.
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@Cortney (3986)
• United States
5 Dec 06
it sure does fly when you are having fun
@Cortney (3986)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I went out of the country for a week.. I made sure i had a full 7 days there and gave and extra day to travel there and an extra day to travel back..and a day to rest... so I took 10 days vacation... I had so much fun there, it was like it went by in a flash.... So i know how you feel.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
5 Dec 06
My parents went away on vacation for two weeks and they came back and said it sure went by quickly. They were not ready to come back. :-)
@Lillith (775)
• United States
5 Dec 06
The old saying of time always flies when you are having fun is a definite reason for this LOL When we are doing something that we WANT to do and are having fun doing, then time just flies by. Since we usually have fun on the weekends and vacations, it would be very understandable that this would apply.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I agree with you there and we don't pay attention to our watches or clocks when we are having fun. I enjoy my job a lot but the days seem to drag anyways.
• Singapore
4 Dec 06
you are so so right! especially last weekend that i was away for a retreats and before i know it, i have to go back to work...sigh...it shows that time flew by when you are having fun but the time stopped/crawled when you are not working.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I wish that weekends and vacations would slow down. Maybe if I turned the clock back, maybe that would work. LOL OF course, I would get in trouble at work if I did that. :-) Time really does fly when you are having a good time.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
4 Dec 06
They go fast because someone knows how much fun you'll have if you're away from work for so long. I agree with that, sometimes I can't keep track of days anymore.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
4 Dec 06
It is hard to keep track of days now. I get my days mixed up on occasion. :-)
• United States
4 Dec 06
Because your having fun. There are lots to do that you actually want to get done in a vacation. Sure there are a lot of things at work that need to get done but they can be tedious. Also, it depends on the season. Time may seem faster or slower!
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I had never thought about the season having to do with it though it does get dark out quickly now and makes it seem like the day went by quickly.
@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
4 Dec 06
Yes...I agree with you. I guess it is kind of linked to the work. You know you don't want to be at work..so the day just drags by...however if you are having fun ..you don;t notice the time..so it seems to fly by...that is my theory...
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I agree with you too. We just need to find a fun job to make time pass quicker. :-)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I think they go by because you don't pay attention to the time. When it on a weekday, you kind of anticipate the weekend causing you to keep up with the time.
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Well, I work at home on the computer and I really never have a weekend off. And I haven't seen a vacation in a long time. Plus I watch my grandson 5-6 days a week. But the last vacation I took a few years ago, did seem to go by so fast.
@ridlas (89)
• Netherlands Antilles
4 Dec 06
yes i agree , maybe its because the working week is bigger than the vacation week lol thats my 2 cents
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
4 Dec 06
Thank you for giving your two cents. Maybe I should take a longer vacation. :-) I love my job and have fun there too but it goes slower than a vacation or weekend.
• United States
6 Dec 06
I've always thought it was messed up too! We should work weekends, have off weekdays. Work vacations, have off the work time! Would be a lot better!
• United States
6 Dec 06
Its because, like was said, you are doing something you enjoy. Weather its nothing or busy doing your own thing. Your not stuck at a certain place or time doing things you may or may not wanting to do. I agree with the saying too, times flies when you are having fun. Which is so true. Plus as we get older time goes by way to quickly anyway it feels like.
@happygal68 (3278)
• United States
6 Dec 06
Because you are enjoying your weekend or vacation. That is the only reason I can figure out as to why it goes by too fast. Sometimes work went by fast for me, because I was truly enjoying it for that week, other times it would just drag by so, so slow. This is the same thing with me driving to mall. To get there it seems like it takes forever. But to drive back home it seems like 5 minutes lol. Same distance but the time goes by differently.