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Obvious Study on "Case of the Mondays" Has Impeccable Timing

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This just in. People don’t like Mondays.

It’s true. The case of the Mondays from which Ron Livingston’s character suffered in the 1999 movie Office Space wasn’t a rare condition and Garfield doesn’t have ownership of his hatred of it. It’s the day of the week we, felines and humans alike, spend collectively bitching and moaning more than any other.

In a breakthrough piece of research courtesy of Flomax Relief, the folks who facilitate better urine flow in men with prostate issues, civilization now has “clear evidence” that people dread the beginning of the workweek. It’s surveys like these that turn “duh” into a four-syllable word.

London's Daily Mail broke the story, with the headline “Miserable? Of course you are, it's moanday, the worst day of the week when we spend half an hour complaining.”

“More than half of us will spend the day complaining, particularly in the morning,” the article says. “The average respondent in the survey spent 34 minutes moaning on a Monday morning, compared to just 22 minutes during the rest of the week. One in three people said they hated Monday more than any other day of the week.”

It’s also surveys like these that would have other parts of the world where people are actually miserable, rolling their eyes, if only they had the internet, let alone electricity, to read about it. You know, the people spared of such First World Problems like “The pizza place near me only has toppings from the Italian tradition. Where’s the Thai pizza?” and “I’m beginning to question my own commitment to metrosexuality.”

But beyond the master-of-the-obvious angle to this story, the fact that seems to be lost on the Daily Mail is that the particular Monday it released this story happens to be a legitimately difficult one for Americans: the day after the tenth anniversary of, arguably, the worst day in our history.

I’d much rather be accused of bitching and moaning about that today.
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