Top 11 reasons why Sunday is the most awful day of the week

There are seven days per each week, each of which is 24 hours. For practical reasons, we might think since every day is the same, it shouldn’t matter which day it is. But why do we associate different feelings to each day?

There are popular songs that idolise some days, usually on or close to the weekend, like “Friday, I’m in Love” by the Cure. And there are others that wallow in the misery of others, Monday seems to be in a category of it’s own in these. “Manic Monday” by the Bangles describes a hectic Monday morning while singing the praise of Sundays.

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The 60s folk song group The Mamas and the Papas had a song called “Monday Monday” in which they sing:

Every other day of the week is fine, yeah. But whenever Monday comes you can find me cryin’ all of the time.

But to each his own I guess, and my particular worst day of the week happens to be Sunday. I’ve had it in for Sundays since I was a kid, which was last century so it’s been my nemesis for quite a while now.

So without further ado, here is my list of 11 reasons why Sundays will beat Mondays as worst day of the week, any day of the week (pun intended).

  1. You can’t stay up late on a Sunday, even though it’s a “holiday”
  2. Monday morning immediately follows Sunday
  3. The whole week is ahead of you on a Sunday
  4. It’s five days until the next weekend
  5. Staying up late on Friday and Saturday inevitably means feeling bad on Sunday
  6. Saturday was yesterday, and thus is over and not to return for a week
  7. Friday was two days ago, it’s joy only a fleeting memory by now
  8. In two whole days it will be Wednesday, in all it’s mediocrity and still it will be two more days after that until Friday
  9. Thursday is a lifetime away, and even if it’s not all bad it still isn’t the “proper” weekend
  10. It’s not Friday
  11. It’s not Saturday

There you have it. Sunday sucks, it’s a fact. So roll with the punches and wallow in it. Have some ice cream and listen to your “Moody with a self indulgent twist” Spotify playlist and have solace in the fact that it’s a whole week until next Sunday arrives.

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