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The 12 emotions of a Friday afternoon

Life is a rollercoaster…

Smugness

It’s lunchtime. There’s only a few hours to go until the weekend, and wild horses couldn’t stop you from treating yourself to a fancy sandwich and some notions crisps.

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Emptiness

You’ve spent €7 on a sandwich. You ate it too quickly. Now it’s gone, and you feel a bit too full but somehow so empty.

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Disbelief

You have a meeting post-lunch. How is time going so slowly? Has it stood still? Is it going backwards.

Your boss is talking and all you want to do is:

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More disbelief

You return from the meeting and someone has sent you a lengthy and demanding work-related email.

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Intrigue

All that can wait though. You’ve earned yourself a little break. Time to see who’s on the chat shows tonight.

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Anticipation

Or maybe you’re going to tape the Late Late and head out after all.

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Dread

It’s not even five o’clock and already you’ve had a tiny but terrifying flashforward to Sunday evening.

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Impatience

CanIGoYet? CanIGoYet? CanIGoYet?

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Realisation

Oh CHRIST, you still haven’t dealt with that lengthy and demanding work-related email.

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Panic

WHY IS TIME MOVING SO QUICKLY? You’re never going to get this done in time. Why did you spend so long Googling “who’s on Graham Norton tonight?”?

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Elation

You’ve done it. It’s home time. Take the shackles off your feet so you can dance.

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FREEEEEEDOM!

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Emer McLysaght

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