Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Prince's Pet Peeves" "Happy [Insert Day of the Week]!"

This is the kind of pet peeve that is really just going to make me look like an asshole, but I really feel like I have to get this off my chest. Most of my closest associates know how much this bothers me, but do it anyway just to get under my skin. Well played, my friends. That's exactly what I would do.

I'm referring to people who say things like "Happy Monday!" or "Happy Tuesday!" when it is really just an average, ordinary day of the week. I don't really get this. Are they trying to make each day special or something? Is this some kind of "live each day to the fullest" attitude? I'd really like to get inside the heads of people that do this.

I get that these offenders are only trying to be nice and wish me a nice day in a cute way, but it is wasted on me. Just say "Have a good one!" or something like that. Each individual day of the week does not need to be a happy one. Sometimes a day is just a day and that's OK. They're not all going to be winners.

That doesn't mean I'm not having a happy day or anything. I just don't need to be told to have one every day. It's Wednesday. I just want to get through it and go home.

I also feel like it cheapens the word for the real holidays that you want to be especially happy. Does this mean that my Thanksgiving will be only just as happy as my Happy Thursday of the week before? It better not be. It's Thanksgiving. I want that day to have a little more meaning. Same with my Halloween, Columbus Day Arbor Day, etc. If someone tries to co-opt "Merry" I think I might lose it.

This might all stem from my complete and utter disdain for office small-talk, where I suspect this little phenomenon took flight. Everytime I get stuck in that, I feel like I am trapped in a Dilbert cartoon.

Does anyone else feel this way or am I the lone dickhead who doesn't like people to wish me well?


  1. Happy Hump Day ass hole!

    The King!

  2. I'm defending Happy [Insert day of the week] because Brick says it, which makes me like it. I suppose if it came from someone that I wasn't too fond of, I may think differently. Maybe from this woman at work who has to say, "in other words" a thousand times every time she is explaining something to me. "Bitch, I get it! Happy Wednesday!"

  3. I guess the people have spoken. I always suspected I was an asshole.

    I like it as a sign-off when you are pissed off at someone.

  4. I vote Lone Dickhead, just because it sounds like you should be in the Wild West.