Written in the 80’s by The Bangles, Manic Monday was a hit and became a cult classic. While the song itself is way too 80’s hair b bad music for my taste, it does address an interesting phenomenon in life: that plenty of seemingly sane, normal people will have days when they think they are as crazy as the rest of us. Generally these days are characterized as bad days and almost certainly occur when you are or should already be at work. These are the days when you spill coffee on your shirt when you are already late. These are the days where you are about to go “Office Space” on the company printer/fax. These days where in my profession someone who is not my customer ends up on the other side of my phone, by pure luck, to scream at me about something I can’t fix, arguing a point that makes no sense at all. “I’m sorry sir but you can’t hold my customer’s car hostage and charge us interest on the money we’ve been trying to send you for a week, just so you know.” My mother’s best friend, a self proclaimed gypsy mind you, has warned me for years of the dangers of the moon cycle. She always said the 3 days before and the 3 days after a full moon bring out the craziness in people. I have absolutely no proof to this, but I agree when the crazies come out they come out in force. It’s like herds of them were released from jail or a crisis center on the same day to flood our streets, and our businesses, and our circle of friends with irrefutable nonsense arguments. My mom’s best friend blames the lunar calendar and I blame Monday.