I absolutely LOVE weekends and, therefore, I absolutely LOATHE Mondays. I don’t think it’s necessary to explain why. I’m sure I am not alone.
Anyway, a long, long time ago I heard a joke, the punchline of which has given me a more creative way of saying “back to reality” over the years. And I’m sure I’ve told it a gazillion times if I’ve told it once. Some of you may have heard me use the phrase before or heard me tell the joke. I usually pull it out when I have to get back to things after a vacation, but it definitely works for Mondays, too. And it’s: “Back on your heads.” The title of the joke is actually “Welcome to Hell” and I include the joke here for your Monday entertainment.
Welcome to Hell
A man dies and goes to hell. Satan greets him, shows him three doors, and says, “You must spend the rest of eternity in one of the rooms behind these doors. Look in each one and decide which one you want.”
The man opens the first door, and sees a bunch of people standing on their heads on a wooden floor, looking very uncomfortable. He opens the second door, and sees a bunch of people standing on their heads on a concrete floor, looking even more uncomfortable. Finally, he opens the third door, and sees a bunch of people standing around chatting and drinking coffee, up to their knees in shit.
“Hmmm,” he says, “that looks bad, but it’s better than the other two. I’ll take the third door.” Satan smiles and shows him in.
Ten minutes later Satan walks back into the room and says, “Alright, coffee break’s over, everyone back on your heads!”