I know that you know that I know that you know [pauses for breath] that according to the Serious Academic Nerds (SANs) who study such things, yesterday was supposed to be the Bluest Monday of the Year.
Soupy takes a far less SAN-like approach when she says ‘According to pollsters, today is the most miserable day of the year. A combination of post-Christmas blues, no money as pay day remains out of reach, accumulating bills and seasonal affective disorder means that Brits are feeling more down in the dumps than usual and it was expected that a quarter of the population would call in sick today.’
I thought about it and about what I know.
Four of my friends/colleagues said they had headaches that lasted the weekend and in to Monday. That includes me. And I don’t get headaches.
And then a quick scan through a bunch of my favoured, but very UK-centric, reading material this morning revealed more information about yesterday:
* The London Underground Victoria Line went in to Three-Mile-Island-style meltdown (OK, that’s an exaggeration. But service was majorly disrupted)
* The London Underground Northern Line went – and stayed – due south for a large part of the day
* It poured with rain during the first half of the day on the southern half of the country, with snow in parts in the northern half
* Various roads in the southern half were so waterlogged that normal passage was restricted
All I’m saying is that it seems to me that right there is probably enough reason to have a Bluest Monday of the Year, without even considering adding in the post-Christmas, no money, accumulating bills and SAD factors!