Once Upon A Saturday
Saturday, it’s a Saturday! De La Soul nailed the Saturday vibe in that track, don’t you think?
What happens on your typical Saturday?
Wake up in your own time, no alarm to break your dreams on Saturday. Have the breakfast you really want and take your time eating it while you channel surf between cartoons and pop videos. Read the paper, it’s the only day you have time to get past the headlines. Save the magazine and the travel pages for later, because there’s a beautiful day outside.
Today you feel the late morning sun on your face as you stroll into town. Not running for the bus today, on Saturday you can take your time. Wander round the shops, keep an eye out for something new to wear tonight. Meet friends for late lunch or a coffee, work out your game plan for tonight. Because you all know on Saturday night anything can happen.
Get home about four, chill with the rest of the paper while you think about getting ready to go out. Put on some music, strut your stuff in front of the mirror in that new outfit you picked up in town.
Dinner about seven, a bottle or two of wine. Everyone leaves the restaurant a little bit louder than when they walked in. Next stop the pub, it’s getting busy by now, line at the bar, no tables free, toe tapping starts on the edge of the dancefloor.
Next time you look at your phone, it’s gone 11.30. Decisions to be made. Last train? Taxi? Club? Before anyone can decide, you all need a kebab to focus your minds. Inevitably you’re in the queue outside the club. No-one knows now how long the night will last, but this is exactly where you are meant to be.
Sleep is for Sunday, the traditional day of rest. Do as little as possible on Sunday, because Monday is only just around the corner, ready to throw you back into the repeat cycle of weekday life.
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