It’s almost cruel to post about Friday on Monday. There are many Garfields in the world who hate Monday and wake up asking, “Is it Friday yet?” Why is Friday a favorite to so many people?
Most people love Fridays because it’s the last day of their work week. This means it’s the last day for plenty of things:
- Getting up early
- Going to bed at a regular time
- Driving to the office
- Dealing with ugly traffic
- Slogging through the stack of stuff on the desk
It’s only the last day for a very short time before the cycle begins again.
I’m self-employed. I’m wearing sweats and slipper socks as I type this post. That’s my “go to work” uniform. I still show up for six or more hours Monday through Friday. Someday, I might even collect a paycheck.
If you’re a “glass half full” sort of person (like me), you love Friday because it is the first day of your weekend. When you walk out of work at closing time, you answer to no schedule but one you choose.
Many times, Friday is the first day of:
- A three-day weekend
- Rest & relaxation
- Forgetting the stress associated with work
I freely admit that Friday is not the first day I must share my quiet work space with another individual. My oldest son works from home on both Wednesday and Friday (this telecommuting thing is great for some people). Friday brings both my son and my husband to their telecommuting office space.
Fortunately, we all have our own desk in three separate rooms. Most of the time the WiFi can even keep up with all the data we’re spewing around Internet-tionally. But when it’s lunch time, my space is invaded, and the quiet ends.
Friday night is date night for many people. Restaurants with open seating on Monday through Thursday require reservations on Friday. Why is this?
People are ready to celebrate the end of the work week. Maybe heading out on the town is the way they relax.
I’m not much of a late night person, so I’ve noticed that most forms of entertainment I might enjoy begin between 7 and 8 p.m. Whether we’re heading to a Blazer game or a Murder Mystery Dinner, things don’t get started until 7 or later.
Which is fine since most people aren’t getting up at their regular time the next morning. It’s Saturday. They’re sleeping in, cooking a lovely brunch to enjoy while leisurely scrolling through their Facebook feed. After that, they’ll tackle that wonderful thing called a “to do” list.
What do you like about Friday? If Friday isn’t your favorite day of the week, why not? What is your favorite day and what makes it so great?