Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Friday Syndrome

How many times have we got up on a Friday and thought "Oh Hell, the weekend is here, I might as well take leave today..". Or thought "I cant wait to be free.. " or "I must make plans for the weekend" or something like that. Friday - The last working day of the week, and the best of all too. I have come to notice this mental pattern, and we dubbed it the 'Friday Syndrome'.

It was common for us in College and even here in NTU, to consider Friday as an early start to the weekend. For that reason Friday is not like any other weekday, it is generally the least productive. Half the time is spent in deciding what to do for the weekend. People generally leave early on Fridays to get an early start to their weekends.

And yea, in college, most people used to bunk Fridays totally. In which case their weekend started one day before, and it used to become a 'Thursday syndrome' :-).

Ofcourse, everyone must be acquainted with "Monday syndrome" . The "I hate Mondays" feeling or "Monday-moodoffs" - Monday being the first working day always gets to be the worst. In particular, Monday first-hours were our most hated moments in life. The only thing worse used to be post-lunch sessions on Monday :-). Sometimes, an early manifestation of Monday syndrome appears on Sunday night, in which case the thought goes like "Oh my God, the weekend is over, now tomorrow its back to slogging our ass off again... Groooaaannn.. ".. I think I hate this syndrome even more than Monday (it would probably be "Sunday evening syndrome")

Anyways, so here I am on a Friday, hallucinating(/hoping/wishing) that despite being a working day, my weekend has already started off, and so I should start off my weekly posting :-)..

8 comments:

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

Well if you've read the book Wheels by Arthur Hailey you'll know what happens on these days in the industries! That's a great description, i tried searching online, but couldn't find it!

It tells how managers manage workers on the shop floor and how difficult it is to manage optimum production on a monday and a friday! So the cars manufactured on those days tend to have most problems!

Hari Vishnu said...

@abhi
wow beautiful info..must find that one by arthur hailey..

Hari said...

Fridays rock, yes. :D I spend most fridays sleeping though, instead of basking in the glee of the weekend. :) I've heard about Abhi's statistic too... :D

Hari Vishnu said...

@hari
yup, fridays rock, despite the fact that the actual holidays are on saturdays and sundays :-).. the waiting for a holiday part is better than the holiday itself aint it..

Mahesh Mahadevan said...

I can suggest one brilliant instance of Thursday syndrome: Arab nations :-)
That apart, all this weekend thing is a classic example of "KLPD". As Seinfeld put it (About going out, rather than weekends), you take a lot of time to prepare for the time you're going out, and then by the time you're there, you're frenetic about getting back...
Along the lines of "KLPD", one can always analogize with the "discasing" act - most of the action happens during the wait, and you're just bored and want to go back before the finish.

Viajero said...

Its a 6 day week for us....but last week the weekend started on friday itself :( so bored....

ref:height of joblessness in the project team blog

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

You are Tagged

prince george houses said...

Hey hey hey.. In our college days also, its a tradition for us during friday night to go out and have some fun.. Most of us may go to the beach or to disco clubs to enjoy the weekend.