As I see it, there are good reasons to work on Sunday. Good, practical reasons. Most of the time I can easily come up with good, practical reasons not to work. I need to rest up for Monday, for one thing. Thatís always a good argument.
Today I had no intention of doing any work at all, but for some reason it occurred to me that if I got something done today, Monday might be a little less hectic and stressful. It probably wonít turn out that way, because Monday is Monday no matter what happens on Sunday, but I have to admit that I do feel some relief. There are a couple of things I can cross off this weekís to-do list before I even write the list.
The best reason to work on Sunday is that itís usually a day of few interruptions. I donít mean that the phone doesnít ring, because it does (and Iím glad). But I donít get the kind of interruption that forces me to quit doing one thing and veer off onto something completely different, because of some whim the Boss has. Itís very rare that heíll have whims on Sunday.
Today I was working while the 49ers were blowing a big lead to the Cowboys, and while most of the football teams I picked were finding ways to lose. It was a nice distraction from my poor showing in the football pool. I got a lot done during that fourth quarter.
What got me started today was actually the fact that I needed to write my own paycheck, so that I can get it into the bank tomorrow. Once that was done, I took a look at the company bills I had to pay and thought, why not? I really only spent two or three hours doing it, but it might have taken me twice that long on a Monday, so it was time well spent.