Many people used to look forward to Fridays. "Thank God it's Friday", "got through that one", "time to kick back and relax". However, Fridays have not been living up to their reputation for some time now.

In recent times, it has been used to make horrendous political announcements (sometimes apologies) , layoff notices, and all around bad news to bring down the whole weekend. For instance, it would not be surprising to see huge layoffs starting this Friday and progressing as each day goes by without any agreement on raising the debt ceiling. It would also not be a big stretch if Moody's downgraded the U.S. credit rating on Friday -- giving world markets an opportunity to shudder through the weekend. This close to the cliff, they would probably lower its rating anyway unless the U.S. approved a huge reduction plan in connection with raising the debt ceiling.

Did you ever notice how that piece of mail with an incorrect billing amount always arrives on Friday? By the time you get home in the afternoon, pick up the mail and notice the error, the company is closed for the weekend--call back on Monday. Now you have all weekend to be ticked off about that on top of all the other lousy news.

As long as the government is in the mood for making cuts, I would like to suggest we "Cut out Fridays". From now on, we go from Thursday straight into Saturday. Now, if we could just figure out what to do with Monday?

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