TODAY IS THE day when many people return to work, blinking and in shock, after the long holiday.
It’s a difficult process. Here’s how it goes:
1. Late-night terrors
2. Desperate bargaining
3. Bitter acceptance
4. Burning jealousy that some people are still ‘on Christmas’
5. Readjustment to the strange, alien workplace environment
6. Days-of-the-week confusion
7. Desperate fantasising
8. Disastrous mix-ups owing to your brain having turned to mush
9. And finally, despair.
And to those of you who worked over Christmas, you’re a hero. Represent.