Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rant #958: Tuesday, Tuesday

Tuesday is about the loneliest day of the seven-day week.

It is the third day of the week and the second day of the work week, so it really is a runner-up to Monday, and thus, something of an also ran.

When it is Tuesday, you have completed just one day of the work week. And it isn't even as good as Wednesday, which is affectionately known as "hump day," getting over the "hump" for the remainder of the week.

Tuesday is sort of like Thursday, but on the opposite end of the week. When it hits Thursday, you are not quite there for the end of the work week on Friday. When it's Tuesday, you are just past Monday, so you have plenty of work week to go.

The "terrible Ts," I guess.

And when a major holiday falls on a Tuesday, don't we now switch it to a Monday, so it makes for an easier three-day holiday weekend?

And creative people don't really honor Tuesday much.

We do have a past hit song that talks about Tuesday, "Tuesday Afternoon" by the Moody Blues. The song hit No. 24 in 1968, and maybe it is one of the reasons that the Moody Blues aren't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I mean, it doesn't have the cache of "Monday, Monday" by the Mamas and the Papas, a chart topper and a true pop classic.

And then there is "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium," a film from 1969 starring Suzanne Pleshette about a trip to Europe. It is a piece of fluff, with nothing much memorable about it other than the fact that a lot of "faces" of the time pop up for cameos in the movie, including Peggy Cass (if you don't know the name, look it up).

No, Tuesday is kind of the poor stepchild to Monday, and it certainly can't hold a candle to most of the other days of the week.

It doesn't mean that Tuesday can't be a good day, it just means that Tuesday is usually an also ran, just another day in the work week that builds to the weekend.

Tuesday is Tuesday, and we will just have to move past it to get to the other days of the week.

Let's start to move! The faster, the better.

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