Hump days aren’t as fun as that damn camel makes them sound.
Hump Day, the alias of Wednesday, is a reference to the fact that Wednesday is the middle day— or “hump” — of a typical work week. Taken literally, Wednesday is top of the hill on a slow climb to the end of a crappy work week.
Monday has long been considered the worst day of the week. Is Wednesday, Hump Day, slowly staking a claim to the real worst day of the week? Think about how much you hate Hump Day? Probably as much as you hate the Hump Day Geico camel. WOOT WOOT It’s hump day! Shut up. Stupid camel.
As far back as 2009, research has proven that Wednesday is the worst day of the week. Hump day is a hurmph day according to most workers.
Professors Christopher Danforth and Peter Dodds, of Vermont University, analyzed words used in 2.4 million internet blogs such as Twitter, giving a score out of nine depending on how positive they were. Words like free, fun, and rainbow all scored above eight, while words such as betray, cruel, hatred and suffocate all scored less than two.
Saturday and Sunday rated predictably well but, perhaps surprisingly, Monday came out as the second happiest day of the week, partly because people were still reminiscing about the weekend. However by Wednesday, these feelings had subsided.
Monday involved a weekend hangover, and work is usually so busy for most, people don’t have time to let the hate flow. Employees with the ability to work from home usually choose Monday to huddle up in the home office on Mondays. Monday is also a popular day off (to create a three day weekend) and an odd sense of optimism for a better work week is possible.
But Wednesday. Hump day. Ugh. It’s as hard to stomach as it is to spell. The weekend is long gone and the next weekend is still days away. Even though Hump Day sounds slightly perverted, it’s not even the best day to have sex, that honor belongs to Thursday. The only Hump Day worth recognizing is this one.
Hump Day is easily the worst day of the week. What do you think? Also, should we shoot that camel? Let’s discuss that as well.