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... instead of weekends
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If you're like me, by the end of the week you're too tired to enjoy the weekend.

If we had saturday & sunday at the start of the week instead of at the end, we could use the time to relax properly and get ready for the coming week's work.

You know it makes sense.

pjd, Aug 12 2003

Book reviews. http://www.amazon.c...vi=customer-reviews
reviews of The Book. [pjd, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       Why not have Wednesday as the first day of the week. Then we get two days off in the middle.
squeak, Aug 12 2003

       // we could use the time to relax //   

       But that's exactly what I already do, because I'm too tired to enjoy the weekend.
phundug, Aug 12 2003

       some people's idea of relaxing is damned hard work. you know pjd might just have something here.
po, Aug 12 2003

       I think Sunday is already the start of the week for Jews and Seventh-Day Adventists.
beauxeault, Aug 12 2003

       D'oh! Yeah, what Kreuner said. That's what I meant.
beauxeault, Aug 12 2003

       Everyone knows the week begins on Friday night, which incidentally is also when the drinking begins.
DeathNinja, Aug 12 2003

       perhaps we could have a week of sundays, then a week of mondays and then a week of tuesdays...
po, Aug 12 2003

       My week begins on Sunday.
DrCurry, Aug 12 2003

       <aside>The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) refer to Sunday as "First day", Monday as "Second day", and so on. They use a similar system for months. Today is the second fourth-day in eighth month. (To avoid time-zone confusion, I should mention that it's Wednesday 13th here.)</aside>
angel, Aug 13 2003

       I was under the impression that the the Earth was created in 6 days, the 7th being the Sabbath (day of rest), making Monday the first day.   

       Not that I believe that bollocks, I'm just talking about the Bible here (religion was brought up earlier).
RoboBust, Aug 13 2003

       [Robobroke] - except that the Jewish Sabbath is a Saturday, making the first day of the week Sunday.   

       This idea is just so lame. I should know, I've had a few.
PeterSilly, Aug 13 2003

       Ahh yes, of course, thank you for pointing that out [PeterStupid]. Considering that piece of fiction was originally by people of Jewish faith (well, the old testament anyway), then I guess Sunday is the first day.   

       Thanks for the link Kreuner, I was just wondering that.
RoboBust, Aug 13 2003

       some reviews (see link)
pjd, Aug 13 2003

       Man... this thread is seriously not going to degenerate into a Bible=fiction pissing match, is it? Some people are just a bit easily provoked. Please try to stay on topic.   

       I don't quite get this idea. It appears to be a suggestion about a different way of thinking regarding weekends. No, I can't say I know it makes sense as a halfbakery idea, other than in a frightfully obvious, why-is-this-here sort of manner.
waugsqueke, Aug 13 2003

       [Robo] - just don't go there. (BTW, most, if not all, of the New Testament was also written by Jews, and the Old Testament does provide some historical facts - but, just don't go there...)   

       I'm with [waugs] (what, again?!?) - it doesn't change anything at all. You still get the same two days a week off - the author simply appears to be challenging our (Western) perception of weekends.
PeterSilly, Aug 13 2003

       I think he's just joking.
sild, Aug 13 2003

       i agree with [sild].
pjd, Aug 13 2003

       Note that I said "people of Jewish faith", PeterSilly. I'm aware the new testament was written by Jews, but try telling them today that Jesus is their Messiah. Just thought I'd make the distinction for any Bible pedants out there!   

       I'm also aware it isn't entirely fictitious, for many of my teenage years I was forced to attend seminary (admittedly I didn't pay a whole heap of attention!), which is why I have a strong stance on the subject.   

       Oh, *wipes tear* some of the reviews in that link are pure gold [pjd]!
RoboBust, Aug 14 2003


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