Back in the 90’s, I watched The X-Files.
Every Friday Night, I knew that The X-Files was going to be on, and the only question was whether it’d be a new show or a rerun. It’s how I pretty much kept track of the week. “Is X-Files on tonight? No… it’s on the day after tomorrow. It must be Wednesday.”
Well, this week at work, they had The Test From Heck and so they needed people to man the lab 24/7 (well… 16/7). I am low enough on the totem pole to get the weekend shift… which means that, last week, I had my weekend in the middle of the week (Wednesday/Thursday) and went in fresh and spry to work on Friday to be confused by everybody greeting each other with “TGIF” and saying goodbye with “Have a nice weekend!”
I come in today, to my Friday, and everybody is acting like it’s Tuesday.
With the deepening secularization of society (no religion), and with the definition of the workweek changing due to increased productivity, and with the advent of DVRs, and Box Sets, and Live Streaming I realize: we, as a society, no longer have any reason to know OR EVEN CARE what day of the week it is.