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    The Outline | Austin L. Ray | 8/15/19 | 6 min
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      4 weeks ago

      Lol, whoaaaa. Remember when days of the week were a thing?!

      This feels so so ancient yet it’s so so not.

      • deephdave
        Top reader this weekReading streakScout
        3 weeks ago

        Hahaha, yeah, now while looking at a screen and WFH, every day feels the same. When I feel tired, take a break by listening to music or reading a physical book.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      6 months ago

      It's really true.

      • Karenz5 months ago

        I’m semi-retired and only work Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our office is closed on Friday so it’s TGIT for us. We all love Thursdays so this article is preaching to the choir.

    • vunderkind5 months ago

      Curiously enough, this piece reminded me of George Orwell's A Nice Cup of Tea. Considered good writing in its purest form.

      But this article doesn't strike me as right beside A Nice Cup of Tea because of technique; instead I'm impressed by how many words the author could spin (and titillatingly so) in praise of such a beige-colored day like Thursday.

      Even the name - Thor's day, thooooorrrrrsdaeeeee, THURSDAYYYYY - feels like an infernal low hum in the back of my skull.

      Impressive.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        5 months ago

        Now that's a vunderful comment.

    • yuppiecelt5 months ago

      To me this is the Tuesday of articles. I disagree with the order. But I do have a new appreciation for Thursdays. To me, and I know I'm crazy, but Monday's are the best. They get me back into a routine, and I get to be productive all over again after about 3 days of fly-by-your-pants days. (Yes Fridays are not productive because of everyone else) Oh and to me Tuesdays are at the bottom of my list along with Wednesdays I can never get the hang of Wednesdays.

      But I mostly didn't like foul language in the article.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        5 months ago

        Great comment! Interesting - lots of readers are loving on Monday.

    • joanne6 months ago

      Love the premise but didn’t agree with his theory. I like Mondays so obviously we think differently.

      • yuppiecelt5 months ago

        totally agree with Joanne on this one. Mondays are the best.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        6 months ago

        lol WHAAAAT?!?!? I agree that Monday got tough treatment here. But it's def not the best day.

        Also, there's no doubt that this article was written for the M-F set.

        I hope it AOTDs tomorrow - Thursday!

        • joanne6 months ago

          Absolutely not written for the semi retired. I feel like Monday is a new beginning, I turn the page in my calendar... it feels good. Also I can actually complete The NY Times crossword puzzle.

          • bill
            Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
            6 months ago

            Upvote. Those are great reasons to love Monday.

            After I send the Readup Weekly on Sunday, I usually disconnect completely until Monday. And then when I do get started on Monday, the first thing I do is read and respond to all of the emails from readers - sometimes dozens, and almost always super positive. It's the best way to kick off the week! :)

    • loundytampa5 months ago

      My fav days (in order) Sunday Friday Saturday Monday Thursday Wednesday Tuesday

    • SEnkey
      ScoutScribe
      6 months ago

      Excellent. New Favorite Day.

      • tgallen5 months ago

        I have to agree. I’ve love weekends, but they are overrated and over-scheduled. I suppose if I was retired I might feel somewhat differently, but this author’s writing is light and humorous, and definitely has made the argument for Thursday as my new favorite day.

    • jeff
      Reading streakScribe
      6 months ago

      The author listed several bands that wrote songs about a wrong day of the week but Morphine got it right. I hadn't listened to them in quite a long time and I'm glad this article made me put on that album. I'm totally on board with Thursdays.

    • TripleG
      Reading streak
      6 months ago

      When you’re retired and happy, every day is the best day! Every day is Thursday!!!

      • BetSheWet6 months ago

        40 more years... I dream of making it to infinite Thursday’s

        • jbuchana
          Scout
          6 months ago

          I'm hoping to be able to stop working totally later this year, we likely will be having a big enough windfall that it will be possible. I retired from serious work a few years ago.

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      6 months ago

      Thursday thrust me towards the weekend, oh, the next day is TGIF, naughty Saturday night and then overwhelmed on Sunday, just bored and waiting for a Monday's brightening Sun.

    • jbuchana
      Scout
      6 months ago

      Yay Thursday!

      I get this article, but it doesn't really apply to me anymore When I worked in an office, days meant something. Monday and Friday obviously. But now that I'm retired and work a retail job,days have lost their meaning. I can work any day of the week and the days I work change from week to week. some weeks I work all weekend Other weeks I don't. I never know more than a few days ahead when I'll work. It's Very disrupting, and with the changing economy and employment realities, more and more people are in this situation.