In the U.S., some days just matter more than others.
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are notable every week, just because of what they represent — the last day of the work week, the first day of the weekend or the Jewish Sabbath, and the last day of the weekend or the modern Sabbath.
Mondays are much less notable. They’re the first day of the work week, yeah, but their real notability comes on days when we have them off — Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc. So Mondays get attention.
Wednesdays are even weaker. They’re “Hump Day”, meaning the middle of the work week. It’s not much, but it’s there, week after week. Some minor notability.
Thursday? Thursday is the chess-geek equivalent of days in the week. NOBODY cares about Thursday. Except! EXCEPT! Thursday gets Thanksgiving every year, so that’s at least something. Even chess-geeks get their photo in the yearbook for Chess Club.
Tuesday isn’t notable for anything; rather it’s notorious. Fat Tuesday, the start of Mardi Gras, is the day when immorality and decadence take to the streets of New Orleans in proud colors, all in the guise of some antiquated Catholic holy day. Poor Tuesday. I’m sure it doesn’t want to be remembered for delinquents and fools.
Tuesday is worse off than the chess geek, because the chess geek never got arrested, or puked on those girls, or made a total ass out of itself in public. Seriously, Tuesday. Wearing your underwear on your head? Singing Barry Manilow off-key in a failed attempt at impressing that skanky chick? Really, Tuesday. We’re all embarrassed for you.
So Tuesday has nothing of merit it can claim…. except today! Super Tuesday! Once every four years, Tuesday gets some attention for being such an important day in our political process. Today the future is shaped by voters across the country; today people can make or break the campaigns of some candidates. It’s not just Tuesday…. it’s SUPER Tuesday!
Here’s to hoping you stay off the sauce, Big T.