You know the feeling. Every January we all trot dutifully back to work and feel like shit. In fact most of us are already back by December. It's awful, nothing makes you feel quite so drained, and quite so sick of your working life like coming back to it after a period of leisure. You don't return to it refreshed and raring to go, it simply fares unfavourably in the backdrop of all that holiday freedom.
In a matter of weeks we will approach the most depressing day of the year, the 3rd Tuesday in January, by which time we will all have reached the conclusion that 2009, for the most part will be as bad as 2008, dropped or failed in all our New Year's Resolutions and lost any buzz we got out of writing a different number on everything.
So this year I propose we just don't. Sod this bullshit, let's not go back. Just leave the bastards waiting at the gate on January 2nd, thinking, "where have they all gone?" Take another day of festive cheer, and another, then keep taking them. Let's see how long it takes for the World to fall apart without us.
Boris Johnson and Russia
6 hours ago