Monday, 20 December 2010

Meldrew Monday

It seems when I began this feature a fortnight ago that there was something of a moaning bandwagon running. Did you know, for example, that the average Brit spends almost nine minutes moaning every day? Or that they do so on at least four occasions in each twenty-four hour period? And that the sum total of all that grumbling adds up to an amazing 1300 annual moans and groans taking up a massive 53 hours every year?

No, me neither. But it figures. Of course, some people have a lot to moan about. Others just love moaning. It's easy to tell the two apart. Some days Twitter, for example, definitely seems to lose its 'T'.

But no matter. Moaning, it seems, can sometimes be good for us. Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology at Lancaster University says, 'Brits enjoy a good moan'. He goes on to state that, 'Moaning serves a number of purposes and can actually help people bond at work over their shared grievances...'

Well, what's good for work is holds true for blogs. And I always said that Twitter was the watercooler chat for stay-at-home mums and dads. So what's on your mind this Monday morning? (Monday is the best time for a moan, apparently. As the weekend approaches, most of our cares melt away like snow!) The imminent arrival of Christmas? The seasonal weather? Or Pamela Stevenson on Strictly? What's making your inner Meldrew manifest itself this Monday morning?

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