Tuesday’s do not have a feeling. As addressed by comedian Jerry Seinfeld in the popular TV show Seinfeld, something about this day of the week just isn’t significant. What does this mean? Monday has a feeling, Friday has a feeling, even Sunday has a feeling, but Tuesday? No feeling. Now, one may be wondering, how come? In order to understand the neutrality of Tuesdays, let’s discuss why other days of the week feel so distinctive.
Monday is notoriously hated because it is the beginning of a long week. Everyone knows that Mondays feel like gloomy, cloudy days that seem to take forever to pass by. Kids, tweens, teens, and adults alike all agree with this depiction of Mondays. It is understandable why adults with full time jobs would hate Mondays; it is the beginning of the exhausting week working a nine to five. However, it is not just adults who suffer from this Monday fever; specifically, let’s discuss the kid’s cartoon, Garfield. Garfield is an overweight orange cat who loves lasagna, watching TV, and sleeping. A recurring theme on the show is that this cat hates Mondays. This show, directed at a young demographic, is also an old comic book strip that adults of these children also used to enjoy. As anyone can see, our hatred for Mondays has been indoctrinated into us for our whole lives.
Even Wednesday has a feeling, a name in fact: Humpday. The origin of this phrase is unknown, yet it is so widespread because the connotations of Wednesdays are so specific. This halfway mark to getting to the weekend is both bitter and sweet. Wednesday feels like one’s alarm clock is always set an hour earlier, the bed feels a little warmer, the air feels a little too cold to leave the blankets, and somehow the hope of the weekend does not feel any closer than it did on Monday. We dread Wednesdays.
Personally, Thursday is the unsung hero of the week. Thursday has a distinct yet blurry feeling to it. Many say that Thursday has no feeling while others say Thursday is the most distinct of the week. Because the feeling associated with this day of the week is up to personal preference, let’s point out one perspective. Thursday can make people feel like the weekend is within reach. By this day, people have settled into the week, enough that they may actually start to enjoy the schedule and habit of working hard. Thursdays can be whatever one makes of them.
Fun Friday. Casual Fridays. Everyone loves Friday. The last day of a long week and the light at the end of the tunnel. Fridays are football games with friends, warm and sunny days, and going to bed late knowing that the alarm clock isn’t going to blare the next morning. There is nothing more to say about Friday except the entirety of the weekend is ahead.
Let’s not waste too much time on talking about the weekend––Saturday and Sunday. Saturdays are sleeping in and summertime––if a day of the week could be a season. But Sundays? Sundays are humid, no one is available to hang out, Chick-fil-A is closed, and a harsh reminder at how quickly one wasted the weekend they had been so looking forward to.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are distinct personalities. Tuesdays are the sort of in-between worlds. By the time Tuesday rolls around, it hasn’t been long enough into the week that someone wants to call in “sick”; however, it is a reminder that a long week is ahead. There are no pop culture references, no nicknames, and no superlatives about this day of the week. Tuesday doesn’t have a specific weather associated with it like Monday and Saturday do. This bland day doesn’t feel hopeful or draining. Tuesday just doesn’t feel. Tuesday’s do not have a feeling.
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