Monday, April 13, 2009

Mindwandering Monday

The week has got to change. It's too static. Too predictable. Monday gets all the baggage of "weekend killer" and all the blame for how long the week feels. We need a system which includes one free-floating day off. We shall call it... Nonesuch Day. Nonsuch Day will float through the week at a predictable rate. Each week, one weekday will be supplanted by Nonsuch Day and each month, everyone shall be given the option of taking Saturday or Nonesuch day off. Of course, when Nonsuch Day falls on a date that is also a prime number (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31) it's an automatic day off and all will celebrate the wonder of Nonesuch day. Nonesuch day will be a day of thankfulness and wonderment, of feasting and merriment, a constant surprise and element of random bliss that will banish the midweek blues. I think we need a free-floating day of frivolity that will supplant the need for a seventh weekday. It seems only fair that the rest of the week share the wrath of the working world and students for returning them to the drudgery of their workaday lives. Sorry, the clouds over Puget Sound have been on a bigtime crying jag of late and all that extra gloom and water does things to my mind sometimes. (sigh) Anyway... Who's with me?!

1 comment:

  1. I will join you in celebrating Nonesuch Day, but allas it must wait until Friday (the next prime number date, 17th). But will that require me to then work on Saturday, or would I get a 3 day weekend? Oh, wait. The next Nonesuch day wouldn't be until next week.

    Will that give you enough time to formulate the formula for predicting the next Nonesuch day?


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