jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Monday 21st March 2022



It’s a universally recognized fact that Mondays suck.

What’s worse than hauling yourself out of bed and mourning the death of the weekend?

Only to then make the long commute to work where you sit in an office all day wishing it was still Sunday and praying that Friday would come quickly.

Here’s 22 facts about Monday to cheer you up, or maybe not.

  1. Monday is the best day to buy a new car. Studies have shown that some people will avoid buying a car on a weekend, as these are the busiest days for car salespeople. This means people will buy cars on Mondays as they’re often guaranteed to get more of the salesperson’s time and attention, and thus a better deal.


  1. Another positive fact about Mondays is that it is statistically the most likely day that the Stock Market will rise, rather than fall.


  1. But it’s not all happiness on Mondays – a study conducted by Marmite in 2011 showed that the average U.K. person won’t crack a smile until 11:16 A.M.


  1. It has also been found that the productivity of workers is at its all-time low on Mondays. With people being up to 30% less productive on a Monday, it is shown they often only manage 3.5 hours of work throughout the day.


  1. Monday is the day of the week when most people do their online shopping. I’d hazard a guess to say that’s a lot of unproductive, demotivated, bored employees shopping online at work!


  1. The name for Monday comes from the Old English word “Mōnandæg,” and the Middle English “Monenday.” It is originally a translation of Latin “dies lunae” meaning “day of the Moon.”


  1. In the U.K., “Monday” is a slang term used to describe a large and heavy sledgehammer.


  1. The Boomtown Rats song I Don’t Like Mondays was inspired by a shooting spree in America by killer Brenda Spencer. When questioned by the police about her motivations for the murder spree she answered ‘I don’t like Mondays.’


  1. In 2012 and 2018, there were 53 Mondays in the year. This occurrence won’t happen again until 2024.


  1. Monday is the only day of the week that is an anagram for single word, that word being ‘dynamo’.


  1. A study in 2011 showed that the average person moans for 34 minutes on a Monday, compared to the 22 minutes on other days.


  1. Even if you maintain a steady weight, scientists have found that Monday is the day of the week when you will weigh the most.


  1. On a Monday, almost 50% of employees are late to work.


  1. Professionals over 40 are the biggest demographic to suffer more stress on a Monday.


  1. Socializing is part of the reason why Mondays suck so much. Researchers have found that being away from a work-related social group for a weekend makes us feel like we need to secure our place in our social work environment. The same researchers also say that because of this, Monday morning gossiping at work is an important aspect of helping us get through the day.


  1. A study once revealed the best ways to get over the “Monday Blues” are by watching TV, online shopping, buying chocolate, and planning a holiday.


  1. Monday is commonly considered “suicide day,” being the day of the week where the most people take their own lives.


  1. “Heart attack day” also takes place on Monday’s when there is a marked 20% increase of heart attacks.


  1. Surprisingly, Mondays are the least rainy day of the week. Although the exact science behind this is unknown, researchers believe it is due to the decrease in man-made pollution over the weekend.


  1. When scientists recorded emotions of people in each day, they found Monday to be no different from Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. However, when they asked people to remember which day was the most stressful they will always say Monday. This is due to a larger emotional shift from Sunday to Monday than there is between Tuesday and Wednesday.


  1. Mondays are the most sleep deprived day. According to scientists, the extra sleep you get on a weekend makes you worse off on a Monday, as it throws off your body clock. When you wake up early on Monday, it’s more of a shock than waking up any other weekday.


  1. You look less attractive on a Monday. Or at least you think you do. One study showed that American people of all ages feel at their least attractive on a Monday.


The Top 10: Strangest subjects for songs


None of your unrequited love nonsense here

Source: John Rentoul – Independent


Queen took on Einstein’s special theory of relativity


Started by Cole Davis with “One Piece at a Time”, Johnny Cash’s 1976 ode to the joy of embezzling car parts. Matt Forde said the song, about a factory worker who can’t afford a car so steals the parts over years to make one, is one of his favourites: “Well, it’s a ’49, ’50, ’51, ’52, ’53, ’54, ’55, ’56, ’57, ’58, ’59 automobile. It’s a ’60, ’61 …”


  1. Reincarnation as a bag of groceries. “Dead” by They Might Be Giants. The weirdest of the band’s weird output according to ’Scope Davies. “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” about a nightlight.


  1. The time dilation effect in Einstein’s special theory of relativity. “’39” by Queen. “A man who goes on a journey and returns having aged ‘but a year’, to find that that the lover he left behind has died in the many years which have passed,” said David Mills.


  1. A man who steals knickers off washing lines. “Arnold Layne” by Pink Floyd. He really existed in Cambridge, apparently..


  1. Empty cigarette vending machines. “Smokin’ (Empty, Try Another)” by Joni Mitchell.


  1. A woman who stops her boyfriend from getting older by keeping him in a freezer. “Ageing Had Never Been His Friend” by Love is All.


  1. “Fruit Fly” by Nada Surf, on their 2003 album Let Go. “A small but essential insect,” said Laura Dawson.


  1. Disapproval of second-hand clothing. “Junk Shop Clothes” by The Auteurs. “Their New Wave album includes songs about domestic burglary, murderous chauffeurs, and a deliciously angry song about a minor legal dispute involving the lead singer,” said David Boothroyd.


  1. A woman trying to speak to her Mars-based space soldier husband. “Clouds Across The Moon” by The Rah Band.


  1. “1,000 Opera Singers Working In Starbucks” by Voka Gentle. “The weirdest song I’ve ever heard,” said Josh Keeling.


  1. A dog trying to understand its reflection. “Dog in the Mirror” by Guerilla Toss.


Some people got completely the wrong idea. Mitchell Stirling tried to nominate Suede’s “Animal Nitrate”, about drug-addled, sadomasochistic gay sex in a council flat, which sounds like a normal pop song to me. 


REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort



“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” —Mother Teresa


Happiness is…tuesday, wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, any day but Monday!


The police have just rang to inform me that they’ve recovered my stolen sofa.

That was nice of them, it was starting to look a bit tatty.


Love is…inspiring.


 A time for Saturday…A time for Friday.




©2022 Phil M Robinson