Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hump Day



It's Wednesday and I'm glad. I have a love/hate relationship with Wednesdays. I love that they mean we are officially half way through the week, as close to Friday as we are to Monday. I love that they mean that we're 5 days away from facing another Monday. I hate that they aren't Friday and totally loath the fact that so many people refer to it as "Hump Day". Seriously?

I can remember the first time I heard someone call it "Hump Day" I practically choked on my lunch. I then stared at this particular fellow across the table, embarassed and totally taken off guard. I was dating him at the time and I thought, that he had just made a rude and inappropriate suggestion, being less than romantic. cough, choke, sputter!

Seeing the look of complete and utter confusion on my face had him giggling. When he calmly and slightly mockingly explained to me that "Hump Day" was just another name for Wednesday, my racing heart began to slow, my face however continued changing shades of red, something like a lava lamp changes colors. Then he asked me to explain what I thought he meant, my dirty look (to accompany the previously active dirty mind) was enough to have him laughing so hard he almost choked on lunch.

A small part of me wished he would. Choke that is.

That was many years ago, but that moment still flashes back into my mind every Wednesday. And, each time I turn on the radio, sign into Facebook or chat with a stranger, who refers to Wednesday as "Hump Day" I cringe. I understand now, that "Hump Day" refers to getting to the top of the hill, the Hump of the week, so the journey is a downhill event to Friday.

But, really, am I the only one who's mind goes to the mud pit rather than up a hill everytime someone says "Hump Day"? And if I'm not then why, oh why do we keep saying it? Or is that one of those things that goes without saying too?

So let me ask you, do you say "Hump Day"? If you do, is it because it's just what people call it or is it because you know people's minds go exactly where mine did that day and that's the point?

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you have fun, getting over the Hump.

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5 comments:

Mya said...

No,I don't call it hump day cause like you I am constantly in the gutter so to say it would, to me make me think something completely unrealated to wednesdays. :)

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

I am with you, my mind goes there. Actually I am willing to bet the fellow you were having lunch with fully intended on you thinking the gutter meaning. I know that's how my husband uses it, though he is at least honest about his conotation!

Trish said...

I don't really care for the term, but I have used it in reference to hump of a mountain of a week... I don't think my mind went to the gutter, but it will now that you so said it so well in your blog! I will always think of you Ashley now when I use the term hump day or hear it being used! :o)

cruberg said...

I think your post is so funny - my family uses the term "hump day" often, and I think for me anyways, whenever I hear it or use it, it is a bit with both meanings in mind; for me it is understood that it is all "downhill" from wednesday. The other meaning always makes me laugh and the phrase "hump day" has kind of turned into a joke more than anything. So, when I need to crack a smile, I usually say it :)

Karie said...

Nope..... no "Hump Day" at this house.... However, back in the day when myself 'n a host of others worked at the Kelowna Daily Courier inserting flyers into the paper with Wednesday being the worst day of flyer overload... we used to refer to Wednesday as....."Shit, bugger, damn day"....

That sorta stays with ya.......