Monday comes around all too often. I feel like I see more of Monday than Friday. Of course that is an unreasonable idea since you can’t have one without the other, but it just feels that way. The same applies to 9am. I punch in at 1am and out at nine. So why do I feel like there are a lot more ones than nines? And what about the numbers in between?
I have a theory. Well, naturally I have a theory. I am one of those people who always contemplates the why. Why did that happen? Why did he say that? Why am I here? The why questions always lead to the what questions. What did that mean? What the f#$! was that all about? Huh?
So, here is my theory. Are you familiar with road hypnosis? That is the state we can drop into while driving long distances. The scenery blends together, your mind starts to wander and pretty soon you’re replaying the entire Matrix movie inside your head and not actually paying attention to the fact you are piloting a two ton hunk of rocketing death metal along the interstate at seventy miles an hour. (For those of you following me on Twitter, you know full well why I just threw The Matrix into this. I’m still watching them. :-P)
Getting through my work week is a lot like making a long distance trip. I punch in on Monday and out on Friday and everything in between is The Matrix. The same goes for 1am and 9am. All those hours between are more movies (or books, for those who prefer to read while they drive through their day. I would recommend switching to audio books for safety.)
This is why I think I am missing hours and days. I am dropping into a state of road hypnosis to get me through my week and not really experiencing the complex passage of time. Monday is always such a tragic day, so I usually experience it to its fullest extent. Friday tends to flow immediately into the Off Zone so its effect is often overlooked. Friday is more about the anticipation of its arrival than the day itself, anyway. Getting there is the important part.
What this comes down to is, I don’t actually get more Mondays than Fridays, I just experience them more. You would think, with all the non-experiencing I’m doing to get through the week I would have faster feeling weeks. I suppose I’ll have to extend my theory to account for that too. I’ll save it for another day. Right now I need to get back to my movie. *cue The Matrix Reloaded*