The trouble with looking forward all week to letting your hair down on Friday is that you can end up going too far.
Today is the day we are most likely to drink too much at home or in the pub, give up on a diet by indulging in a calorie-laden takeaway, or skip going to the gym, a survey claims.
Almost eight out of ten of the 600 questioned said they relaxed their diet and fitness regimes on a Friday, and almost two-thirds admitted to enjoying alcohol without worrying too much about their recommended units.
We may all pretend to care an awful lot about what we eat and drink as we strive to attain the kind of body the media requires us all to desire, but as soon as the weekend is here we sigh a collective ‘Fuck that!’ and reach for the bacon, according to this latest pseudoresearch paid for by…
A spokesman for the website FreeDeliveryLand.co.uk, which commissioned the poll, said: ‘Friday is the day when most of us like to reward ourselves after a stressful week.
‘With most of us leading busy lives, and a constant pressure to eat well, drink less and exercise more, Friday is the first day of the week when we feel we can ignore all the good advice, and indulge in a few bad habits.
‘And why not – we spend most of the working week being good so I think we’re more than entitled to let our hair down once a week.’
That would be a takeaway company, telling us all to let down our hairs and let our weight-watching fall by the wayside this weekend.