It’s the end of the usual work week but I have another day ahead of me with my Tuesday through Saturday shift and I like it. Saturdays are always a bit more relaxed and the crew is smaller and closer to each other. But Friday is a special place in our western world with movies, books, songs, and restaurants dedicated to our Friday culture. It is one of only 3 days in the week that is not a duplicate letter starter like Tuesday and Thursday or Saturday and Sunday.
It is special and even if it is not the end of the week for some like me it is still no fool and about it’s significance. Banks close all financial postings at the end of this day and every transaction we make this day until Monday is in limbo free falling through the weekend. Friday is the gateway to a different type of business for restaurants, entertainment, food shopping, indulgent is the name of the game for weekend and Friday is our signal for that.
All serious business matters have to be concluded on Friday so there is much pressure to get it done because in some way if you don’t get it done you’ve failed a bit. It can be a no mans land trying to get anything official done because people leave early to start their weekends and I know my work half of the departments close shop early. Emergencies that roll in are subject to a critical time crunch and it can be difficult to say the least.
Friday is a complicated day of the week because it marks the start of freedom but also the last day anyone can get most business done. Friday pulls it off with grace and style feeling both casual and professional in its skills at getting the task at hand done. It is the best of the work days because the pressure is sliding off of everyone and when things feel their time crunch people seems to come together more on a Friday and so you see more professionalism on Fridays.
So on this the last Friday of the month I bid you all Aloha as it is Aloha Friday!
It’s Science Friday honestly the best day of most of the US for many reasons ie payday, end of workweek, WEEKEND starts it is just all around a good day for most. I love Fridays because of the program Science Friday airs with a nice discussion on new stuff people with technical sticks are poke at new things to learn more. Now some of science is just not glamorous with the constant test, record, clean up, then do it again for days, months, and years on end. But science is the pursuit of clarifying and distilling knowledge.
I recommend everyone find a way to bring the process of science into their lives if they haven’t already. The nice thing about science is that everyone can participate in the process by being a citizen scientist or participating in studies, or doing field work.
I am one of the Saturday Crew at my work and we are a crazy bunch that prove that while the cat is away the mice WILL play! The small team of of workers that slog through the day together support and make the work worth showing up for. We play song games, fly paper airplanes, talk about our emotions, books and the crazy customers we take care of lovingly. There is nothing that is off limits it seems but we all know the unsaid policies. Cat posts, dancing in our pajama pants, and too many “that’s what she said” jokes fill our time so we don’t lose our minds while we do our work.
For everyone who has a “Crew” at work that support and entertain each other through doing what must be done I salute you!
Nine days to go for my first 5K run/walk and I am honestly scared. I went to my doctor today and hey says I will be just fine as long as I keep up on my alive regiment when I am walking. My work was good today and I am happy for what I do but it is a great deal of pressure some times. Home life has been better but I think that may resolve its’ self soon and like all homes maintenance is necessary. Racing to the end of the week is sometimes not the best and sometimes we just have to focus on the long way through the week. I want to watch some Doctor Who and take a good long hot bath tonight.