Monday gets a bad rap as the worst day of the week, in my opinion, and so does Sunday night, for the “blues” that precede a bad “case of the Mondays.” When you think about it, Tuesday is far and away the worst day of the week.
That’s what occurred to me as I pressed snooze for the 6th time on my iPhone alarm clock this morning, not wanting to face another Tuesday. At least Monday is a fresh start: although the week stretches out before you, it remains brimming with possibility. Wednesday is hump day, Thursday is almost Friday, and Friday is Friday.
So. What the fuck is Tuesday, then?
I’ll tell you what it is. It’s bullshit, that’s what. There is NOTHING redeeming about Tuesday. It’s like a black hole of despair. By the time Tuesday rolls around, the promise of “fresh start” Monday has been laid to waste by the usual parade of horribles: an over-flowing email inbox full of unreasonable demands; unpaid bills; a disruptive fire drill; and/or a forgotten school/daycare closure.
I just Googled “Why Tuesday Sucks” and it’s clear that I am FAR from the first person to reach the conclusion that Tuesday is terrible. Just check out this list from Buzzfeed for “25 Reasons Tuesday Sucks Infinitely More than Monday.”
Whomever came up with that list got it right. Tuesday is recurrently terrible, and we should all write to our elected representatives to abolish it. Fuck the Daylight Savings controversy. It's time to throw Tuesday onto the ash-heap of history.