Tuesday: The Unsung Hero of Weekdays

One Summer when I was in college, it rained every Tuesday of summer school.

Tuesday is not Monday.

Monday.  The buzz is no one likes it.  After a weekend of nothing fun to which we Americans feel so entitled, Monday seems to be a reminder of the inglorious truth that we are not in fact expensive prostitutes being “kept” by billionaire tycoons, but actually, skilled, vital, necessary cogs in the wheel that feeds us.  Like hamsters, we have to keep this thing spinning.  Happy freeeeeking Monday.

This photo was taken on a Monday.

Wednesday.  Middle of the week.  Hustle day.  Today is the day you make it happen.  Capitalize on the traction you created Monday and  Tuesday and make it a clean slide into the weekend.  I am always depressed on Wednesday nights because I have only Thursday left this week to teach people things, to correct every mistake I’ve ever made and completely finish laying the ground work for the rest of my life.

Make the most of Wednesday or this angry hybrid animal will kill you.

Thursday.  OHM EYE GAWSH.  What do you have to show for this week?  Tomorrow is Friday, and, I mean, who really does anything on Friday anyway? Get to work.  Or, alternatively, give up.  Slog through just enough to keep from getting fired, divorced or embalmed.  Breathing? Whatever.

If you carry a dog food purse, it’s probably Thursday.

Friday.  Friday!  FURR!!! EYE!!! DAY!!!  Gah.  I love to get to Friday.  I feel so zesty and peppy in the morning as I plan ahead to the unlimited possible options for the next 54 hours.  Workday? Clock in.  Delegate.  Check Fandango. Coffee Break. Delegate.  Lunch.  Finish tasks to hand back to subordinates. Coffee Break.  Call spouse to check what they want to do this weekend.  Leave a bunch of voice messages too late to do anything before quitting time.  Clock out.

No, I don’t work outside the home.  Yes, this is what my Friday looks like.

Looks like Friday feels.

So, you see what I mean.

Tuesday.  No one hates it.  It may be responsible for significantly more than its 20% share of the productivity of this great nation.

More than 20% of the Gross Household Product occurs on Tuesday.

I’m not a scientist, but I’ve met some, and based on my observation, if it’s going to get done, it’s going to get done today.

What kind of work do you do?  What is your most productive day?


  1. I’m not sure I have a most productive day. Maybe Wednesday. But I like this concept.

  2. I am most productive on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I would be productive on Wednesday, but it is the early release day at my daughter’s school, and reminding myself all day that she will be home at 2:30 instead of 4:00 somehow robs me of my productivity.

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