Long Weekends: We Hate To Love Ya Baby
I have a love/hate relationship with long weekends. Sounds crazy, I know. What could be better than a three day weekend? Well, maybe just a good old, regular two day weekend. Here’s why: More Weekend = Less Weekdays
That’s right, four days to get five days work done. This means you might get three full weekend days but chances are you’ve worked so much overtime you may as well have just had a two-day weekend.
Push and Shove
Because of that one measly extra day, every man and his dog are out and about. On the street, at the shops, in cafes, at wineries, in the club. You basically end up hip and shouldering your way through the entire weekend. How relaxing.
Overestimating Your Ability To Party
Three full days of eating, drinking and debauchery sounds like a good idea. Until you're on your way home at 11:30pm on Friday night, remembering why you never drink tequila; the rest of your weekend wasted nursing your tender, embarrassed soul.
Chances are you’ve experienced at least one (probably all) of these long weekend woes. It’s true, the extra day sends us crazy. But still there's something which keep us hanging out for it like a dog out a car window.
The Extra Day
Your average run of the mill weekend is basically over in a flash. The glory of three days means you can party as hard as you want, take an entire day to recover and then still manage to do regular functioning human tasks on the third day.
Serious Good Vibes
No doubt, the weekend makes me happy every time it rolls around. But there’s something in the air on a long weekend. People are full of love and ready to share it.
All The Options
Maybe you’ve loved the nightlife a little too much lately? Maybe you’ve just been working too hard? Now is your time. Shut the doors, batten down the hatches and don’t come out till Tuesday. The added bonus? If you get lonely and change your mind, you have a variable smorgasbord of options to available to you, including but not limited to morning markets, wine tours and Beyonce dance parties.
Words: Stephanie Dugan