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Five Mondays!

January 2018 is nearly over, and for most people on the internet, it can’t happen soon enough. The month was 31 days long, just like it always is, but a lot of people thought that it felt much longer.

Just look at these tweets from the past week:

https://twitter.com/Blu1x/status/957539453349711872

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abdulaxis/status/958578494128128003

One man was even worried he was trapped in some sort of alternate reality.

Other people were just as incredulous that someone would question the concept of linear time.

Maybe the month felt long because we had five Mondays.

https://twitter.com/weestroma/status/957907029154287617

To be fair, January is also typically the coldest month of the year, and this one has been particularly frigid, so people are probably just feeling slightly stir crazy at this point.

Also, there’s a little something phycologists call “perceived duration,” in which the amount of time between events can vary wildly for any two individuals. In general, boring or painful moments seem to last longer than exciting or joyful ones.

Then again, maybe the month of January just has the ability to warp spacetime.

In any case, people are ready for February—which has only 28 days this year.

https://twitter.com/Sarimarr/status/958744253471051781

Can’t. Wait.

David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.