Monday, January 21, 2013
Supposedly Blue Monday is the name given to the Monday of the last full week of January. This day is deemed to be the most depressing day of the year. Wow. Mondays are rough enough, but now we know that this Monday is the worst of all Mondays, and furthermore, of all of the days of the entire year!
Some ridiculous mental health oriented organization even has a formula for calculating this date. Although my keyboard is incapable of typing fractions with exponents, I can tell you that the formula includes all of the following letters, W, D, d, T, Q, M, N, a, in a fairly complicated expression. In their calculation,
W = weather
d = debt
T = time since Christmas
Q = time since failing our new year's resolutions
M = low motivational levels
N and a = the feeling of a need to take action
Of note is that D is not fully defined in this organization's "calculations."
Somewhere in my researching about this date designation, I think I also came across the mention of the name of a travel agency that may have something to do with it. Funny thing. I'm starting to get the gist of this.
So what is it we are recommended to do about Blue Monday? The "experts" (whoever they are) are telling us to:
2. Go shopping.
There you have it, folks. It's simply a sneaky plot to take our money, one way or another.
I'm not at all depressed today.
I'm not gonna purchase a tropical trip today, nor any other trip for that matter.
I'm not even gonna go shopping.
Well, I am going to go spend some money though.
After that I'm going to stop at my eye doctor's office and ask them to fix my glasses. Some kind of film is peeling off of my right lens, and I'm fairly blind as a bat without my glasses.
Pretty exciting stuff, huh?
Oh, and by the way, these same "experts" claim to already know which will be the happiest day of this year, too. They haven't released the date yet, but in the past five years it has fallen very close to Midsummer.
I think they're a bunch of nuts. Have a great Monday, friends!