Monday. The day that causes the power cut that knocks out your alarm clock. The day that inexplicably turns the boiler off, so you can only have a cold shower.

Monday. The day that perches the pigeon that poops on you as you reach the bus stop. The day that plonks the clumsy oaf next to you on the train, who spills scalding hot tea all over your lap.

Monday. The day with the over-running engineering works, the signal failures, the traffic jams, the wrong kind of leaves on the track and the lift that gets stuck when you finally do make it to the office.

Monday. The day you should really book a holiday. And with the weather holding firm and your hard-earned cash not going as far as it used to moment maybe you should do what millions of others are doing and go self-catering. And go soon.

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