Monday, June 27, 2011

I Don't Like Mondays (Part Repost)

16 year old Brenda Spencer
Do you remember the 1979 Brenda Ann Spencer case in San Diego? She used the rifle her father gave her for christmas and shot and wounded 8 kids at the elementary school across from her house. In a 6 hour standoff she also shot and wounded a cop, and killed the principal and head custodian.

When the standoff ended she was asked why she did it.

She answered: "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day."

Her detached statement inspired Bob Geldof, then a member of the Boomtown Rats, to write their hit song "I don't like Mondays."

Tell me why?
I don't like Mondays ...
I want to shoot
The whole day down.

PS: When you asked me if I ever liked Mondays this post from April 2007 came to mind.  Not for the same reasons of course. 

Do you think Marx was right about labor alienation in capitalized societies?  And does capital/labor alienation explain why so many folks live such psychologically alienated and depressed lives in capitalized states?

I think so and that is why I particularly don't like Mondays when immersed in meaningless work motioning at places like salary hell.

Nonetheless, five Mondays from today I will rekindle my like for Mondays and every other day of the 'work week'.

I do hope your Monday is a great one.


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Anonymous said...


I never read Marx's theories about labor alienation in capitalised societies, but I suspect work related depression is pretty much universal.

I don't know bout Mondays anymore- but I'm loving sunday mornings these days:)

Ridwan said...


You may just be right. Enjoy Sunday on your head.