I don't know why everyone's so negative about Mondays. I like Mondays. I come in all fresh and well rested, chat to various colleagues about their weekends, and settle into work full of enthusiasm and motivation. I spend my lunch break stocking up on milk, fruit, and other supplies to get me through the rest of the week, and have a very productive day.
Wednesdays are hump days, which is nice. On Thursdays the weekend is in sight, with a pay cheque every second week, and then Fridays are usually the most relaxed day of the week, with coffee dates and longer lunches.
It's the Tuesdays that get me.
Tuesdays are busy but generally unproductive days, with endless meetings and emails and additions to my to-do list. I'm no longer quite so fresh and enthusiastic, tend to get bogged down in admin and crisis-of-the-week issues, and the weekend is still days away.
So it's a good day to start what may or may not become a recurring series of Tuesday posts.
Today's Pet Peeve:
"Regular" does not mean "Frequent".
How often do you see a questionnaire with options labelled "Never, Occasionally, Regularly, Always"?
"Regular" means that an event occurs at, well, regular, predictable intervals. That can mean once an hour, once a day, once a year, once a century, or once a millenium. It does not tell you anything at all about the frequency of the event.
A plague of constipation upon people who misuse the word "regular".