Monday, 13 September 2010

PART II: It's The Weekend!

We’ve seen what’s good about the first four days of the week. What about the weekend?

I decided to include Friday in Part II because although most of the world thinks of Saturday and Sunday as the Weekend, some parts of the world, like the Middle East, recognize Friday and Saturday as the Weekend.

Good day to…Give up smoking. The first few days are when your willpower is at its strongest. There is no work stress on weekends, and you aren’t always yearning for that cigarette. And once you can conquer the first few days, you don’t need cigs, ever.

Bad day to…Make an important decision. According to body clock experts, we are extremely sleep deprived by the end of the week and are therefore less able to think clearly. Your decisions are most likely to be inefficient and ineffective, and could, for this reason have drastic consequences.

Good day to…Have a baby. Now I know that people don’t have babies every Saturday, nor can you plan to have one on this particular day. While Tuesday is one of the more popular days to have a baby, Saturdays are the best if you want your kid to grow up successful. And which parent wouldn’t want that?

Bad day to…Drink too much. The occasional (regular for some!) alcohol binge almost always occurs on Saturday nights. Consequently, unsurprisingly, this is the day you are most likely to suffer from alcohol poisoning. There is an increase of more than 67% of admissions to hospitals on Saturdays due to alcohol abuse, as compared to the daily average.

Good day to…Send emails. Analyses has shown that ‘open’ and ‘click’ rates for emails sent on Sundays were highest, with over 30% of recipients opening and viewing their emails on this day. It’s also a great day to go shopping – a recent survey showed that the availability of a wide range of goods was at its highest of 98% on Sundays.

Bad day to…Cook a meal. I bet most of us thought that Sundays are ideal for cooking, as there’s not much else to do. Well, think again. Approximately 20% of the population believes that cooking an elaborate meal on a Sunday is more stressful than visiting the dentist. Now who would’ve thought of that!

So what do you think? Is there something special you’d like to do on a certain day? 


  1. I'm not one of those 20% or so who find it stressful to cook on sundays. What's the difference? Plus cooking for me is very calming, as long as my kids are nowhere near the kitchen.

    I like your blog, keep writing.


  2. I like your post Mri, where are you getting all these statistics from? Anyways, they are pretty interesting, and as soon as i read about the birth of a child on saturday is related to his/her success, i checked out my day of birth, sadly its not a saturday, oh no wait, it gets a bit interesting, its a tuesday! Guess I am one of the many people responsible for tuesday being the most common birth day...:P

    anyway, nice post dude. :)

  3. Ashlie - I agree. well, I dont cook much, to be honest, but I dont see how its different from any other day.
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Ali - It was from an article in the Bangalore Mirror, which accompanies the Times.
    Thanks! :)

  4. Haha,you forgot to post it on a tuesday!

    And i was born on Saturday, so I guess i'm gonna be successful! thats always nice to know.

  5. Yea omg I can't believe I forgot about that again! :D


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