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Old 10-20-2018, 04:17 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.

Looking forward to your replies.
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:37 PM
 
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For me, it is being able to do things with most of my friends who have still not reached the nirvana of retirement ;-)
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I'm another one that doesn't think of weekends as anything special and never did.


Medical profession: usually worked every other weekend, occasionally every 3rd.
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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What's a weekend?
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:02 PM
 
Location: The Outer Limits
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Just another day.
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Texas of course
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My husband and I feel like everyday is the weekend, our friends agree.
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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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!
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:11 PM
 
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"...why is the weekend special?"

that's when most of the fun happens.
ball games, car races, tournaments, concerts, plays, air shows (my favorite), etc.
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:11 PM
 
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Weekends mean nothing to me since I retired. The only way I even notice it's the weekend is because the neighbors are home, shooting their guns. It's quiet during the week when the neighbors are at work, so weekdays are what I look forward to these days, not the weekend.
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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Weekends are the days I tend to stay home, away from the crowds and the traffic. There are a few scheduled events on the weekend that I occasionally participate in, but not often. So, I guess the weekends are STILL somewhat my days off to rest, but to rest from running around having fun rather than from resting from a tiring and tedious JOB.
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