It’s a rather lazy opinion post today, I’m pretty tired to be honest it’s been a long week, and really need to get an early night and a good rest.
In the UK the default religion is Church of England. Which means historically they’ve had control over a lot of English traditions. One of which is Sunday as a rest day. Within the last 20 years (or so) this has changed dramatically. It used to be that no one worked on Sundays, Saturday was a half-day for those that worked on Saturday and I seem to remember even a half day closing on Wednesday. Sunday it was actually illegal for people to work, I believe.
Now Sunday as far as the law is concerned is just like any other working day. Saturday and Wednesday were long gone before that.
Bars can now open 24 hours a day with the correct licence. And there are supermarkets which I think close only on Sunday night for a few hours, but they are open the rest of the time 24/7.
Thailand is different – presumably Buddhism doesn’t recognise the weekend in the same way. Most people seem to work six days per week, so they are pretty hard working. The 7/11 shops and supermarkets are open all night 24/7. Some bars seem to close earlier say 1-2am but in other places they are open much later, I have yet to see a 24 hour bar.
My opinion is that I like having one day off guaranteed to rest, I’m used to Sundays and prefer it to be a Sunday. I also like the idea of a weekend OFF, and the half-day on Wednesday doesn’t sound like a bad idea either.
Questions like – “are we working too hard or too long ?” come up for me. It’s good to be doing things, but people need time to just be and rest as well …
Over to you guys …
PS (Tony Blair is my celeb name for this post … for fun you may think up a tenuous connection if you like, please keep it clean and respectful, otherwise I may not be able to post)
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