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Old 10-20-2018, 08:45 PM
 
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Because other people are off - fun things are planned during that time.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:47 PM
 
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I do miss the three day weekend thing - not sure why.

guess it was just programmed into my psyche after many years in the military.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:12 PM
 
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I noticed a while ago that even retired people look forward to the weekend. Why?
You have all week to do anything you want, why is the weekend special?

Full disclosure: I was always self-employed and weekends never meant ANYTHING to us because we worked 6 days a week and sometime Sundays. Only Sunday morning was non-working and we didn't go to church lol.

I'm just curious whether people get in the habit of "weekends" being for fun or there is a deep psychological reason for TGIF and then looking forward to Saturday. Seems like there would be fewer crowds eating out on Monday-Tuesday-etc...Or maybe people like being out when everyone else is out.

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My wife and I tho retired look forward to the weekend. It's when we head up to the mountains. We are dual residents, NJ/NY.

Maybe it is psychological as the weekend approaches I look forward to being surrounded by Nature, the mountains and the rural peace and clean air that Upstate NY offers and get away from it all. NJ is much more faster pace, too much traffic, family and friends have always something or other happening. When old sometimes dealing with family drama and hearing friends you've had from the 1960's complain about, for ex: not having a bowel movement for 3 or 4 days, well, you know why I look forward heading to the mountains and getting away from it all
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:13 PM
 
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No. After retiring, I was elated to do chores or stay close to home on weekends and enjoy the other five days without crowds at parks, recreation areas, etc.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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Can't get business done and stores are crowded. Weekends, yuck
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:17 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Weekends are when I don't go to stores (especially grocery stores) or restaurants.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I go to church both Saturday evening and Sunday, two different churches, I greatly enjoy it.
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:08 AM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Every retirement day is Saturday. Half the time, I lose track of what day it is. ... Of course, you never get a day off!
I feel like 6 days are Saturday’s. Sunday is still Sunday. Gotta have a ‘little’ diversity.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:22 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Probably because that's when most people are off work and events in which I'm involved are held. I had to do an event yesterday that was only able to be scheduled on a weekend.

Next Saturday I have to do a meeting in the morning and an event, Hallowe'en thing, in the evening.

Shopping, no. Not unless I absolutely have to like something at the hardware. I occasionally have to have a blood draw done (the usual, cholesterol, PSA, etc.), that's a Tuesday or Wednesday thing because the line is out the door on Saturday.

I even had my heart attacks in the middle of the week. Which was problematic actually since the ambulance crews here are volunteer and they're at work.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Nope. Not at all. Everyday is whatever day I choose it to be. Often I forget what day it is as well.
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