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!

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4 Responses to Yesterday

  1. blue soup says:

    Before I got to your last para, I thought that you were going to suggest that Blue Monday had got to the weather too, causing the rain! 🙂

  2. sbalb says:

    Ben Goldacre did a Bad Science column about the chap behind the bogus “saddest day of the year” equation. Apparently he churns them out for PR companies, which academically makes him less of a nerd and more of a joke.

    Although I have been having migraines since new year. But I think that’s my monitor on the blink.

  3. Trixie says:

    Bit like my blog reading…I’m behind. It was Tuesday for me…could hardly find the energy to get out of bed. And it’s no excuses of traffic disruptions, and none in my village!

  4. Masher says:

    Yesterday’s Yesterday post about yesterday leaves me wondering why I’m feeling so miserable today, but was OK on yesterday’s yesterday.
    Being Monday. I think.

    OK, now I’ve got a headache too.