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9 signs you've already mentally started your Bank Holiday weekend

Bit premature, but let’s be real.

HAPPY WEEKEND! OK, so it’s not the weekend yet, but it’s as good as.

Everyone working a 9-5 knows that the weekend starts here, it’s simply unfair to expect Friday to be a productive weekday when the week:weekend ratio is so off.

Get a grip.

Here’s how you know you’ve clocked off for the weekend already (short of ACTUALLY clocking off for the weekend).

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1. You’re not worrying about the early morning

Therefore it doesn’t really count.



The sooner you get into work, the sooner Friday is over.


2. You’re plotting an office-wide hangover

Thursday is THE night to go out, ignore other conventions. Friday’s a write-off anyway so you may as well mutually sympathise with your co-workers over a bleary-eyed breakfast roll in the morning.


3. You stayed a bit later today to get everything done

You better believe that the MINUTE, nay, SECOND, the clock strikes 5.30pm tomorrow, you’ll be legging it out of the nearest office crevice. Door, window, vent, whatever.


You might even clock off (physically)a bit earlier if you’ve ‘a drive’ home. Freedom, we can taste it.


4. You refuse to make an effort with your appearance

Suit ironed for the morning? Not a chance.


It’s casual Friday, unfortunately for those who sit beside Flip-flop Phil. It’s March, Phil, March.

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5. You can forget about preparing lunch

Bring on the burritos AWE YEAH. Calories don’t count on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Mondays so take full advantage.

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6. The car comes out of obscurity

You’re driving to work because you’re making a break for the opposite side of the country for the weekend that’s in it. The commute isn’t as bad if we take public transport out of the equation. The luxury. The comfort. The rage-inducing traffic.

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7. You’re safe in the knowledge that everyone will be extra sound in the morning

Everyone’s in a good mood before the weekend, so train up on these stock phrases to get you through small-talk tomorrow.

  • Any plans for the bank holiday?
  • Keeping away from town anyway.
  • Hope we get a bit of sun.
  • A quiet one, I’d say.
  • Ah sure you may aswell, it’s Friday.

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8. You’ve generally stopped caring

What kind of monster calls you into a meeting 20 minutes before you’re due to go home? You anticipate that this will happen, but just grin and bare it, the whole room are with you on this one.




9. You’re already delighted about the four-day week

SURE, the pessimist in you will constantly be seeing the weekend away until Monday comes in the form of a particularly rough Tuesday, but it will only be a four day week so you’ve basically not got to worry until the next Sunday.

Life is good.


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