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Smile! It’s Anti Blue Monday-Monday at Fresh Egg!
It’s currently grey and miserable, Christmas debt hangs over many of us and to top it all, we have to wait another 74 days for our next Bank Holiday. Additionally, many of us are likely struggling to stick to our New Year’s resolutions, many of which involve giving up the very things we love.
It’s hardly surprising then, the press and several ‘scientists’ have named today (January 21) the most gloomy and unproductive day of the year, AKA ‘Blue Monday.’ A formula has even been created to explain where our supposed collective misery stems from:
Key: weather = W, debt = d, time since Christmas = T, time since failing our New Year’s resolutions = Q, low motivational levels = M, and the feeling of a need to take action = Na.
(*'D' is not defined in the release; neither are units.)
Fresh Egg employees are not the type to succumb to depressive malaise, but as a precaution today we held Anti Blue Monday-Monday!
The day kicked off with a breakfast of near-endless, freshly made bacon sandwiches, followed by a playlist of some happy, morale-boosting tunes pre-selected by staff. After lunch everyone found a personal, sympathetic and/or friendly note from ‘Blue Monday’ on their desk. Here are a few examples:
“Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Blue Monday also hates shopping in corner shops which offer little variety, or meal inspiration.”
“Blue Monday hopes as usual, you will fancy an uplifting game of pool at the end of work this evening.”
“Did you know…The tip of a fencing weapon is the second fastest moving object in sport after the marksman’s bullet.”
The last one was for SEO engineer Stephen Jones, our resident fencing aficionado!
An afternoon tea of scones, jam and clotted cream was also devoured. Mmmmm!
This was certainly one of the most pleasant Mondays the Fresh Egg team has experienced for a while.
‘Blue Monday’; consider yourself well and truly defeated!