January is streaking to a close, with the speed of an out-of-control train The first day was a Saturday, and the last is a Monday - all good wholesome days, for everyone, except calendar and diary makers who obviously thought it was somewhat of an inconvenience.
To fit the days in, with a saving on paper, most put Saturday and Sunday on the same page, or in the same day slot. For most of my working life (and I am past my use-by date) I have had occupations that required working on Saturdays and Sundays (sound familiar to anyone who is a Realtor,or a professional photographer, or a caterer, or an entertainer, or a...- you get the picture). Saturdays and Sundays require more rather than less space for appointments, for many, many people
My daily planners are no better. To make 30 and 31 fit the format, they had to be shared with 23 and 24. (Some planner makers put 30 and 31 on the top line assigning to them a feeling of superfluity and redundancy. Was I expected to work, and plan, a series of half days for the convenience of office supply organizations? Do they provide convenience for us, or, are we expected to fit in with their tradition. Or is no one really interested in getting it right? Blaming Pope Gregory XIII for the ills of our calendar is about as effective as blaming previous political leaders for our current woes.
Perhaps it is just late in this week/month, and I am alone in this rant!