Mondays...ugh. Why can't we just skip them and go right to Tuesdays? Even though we know they're coming every week, it doesn't make it any easier to face Mondays or get through them.
When you go to school or have a nine to five job, it’s easy to live for the weekends. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are made for fun—hanging out with friends, relaxing, brunch. Then, you have to go to bed Sunday night, wake up early in the morning and be ready to face the day no matter how hard you partied the night before. Mondays ruin everything.
If you’re a cat person or identify with them in any way, you’ll enjoy this collection of hilarious cat pictures. These cats know all too well the agony of having a case of the Mondays—getting themselves stuck in interesting places, suffering through some sort of human-induced torture, or just a general moodiness (like the one that comes with having to get through another week of work).
15 I'm in a glass case of emotion
What's that saying about curiosity killing the cat? Yeah. This poor kitty got herself stuck in a glass jar of some sort. Talk about a glass case of emotion. Look how sad this kitty looks. For some reason, cats love to squeeze themselves into the smallest spaces possible. Then, they act like it was your fault that they got stuck in there. We always try to stop them, but they’re determined to fit into that glass bottle no matter what it costs.
In a way, they're just like us. We squeeze ourselves into cubicles at work hoping that we'll fit in. Then, once we have a steady job, we feel suffocated and trapped. "Let me out," we yell at no one in particular. Unless your cubicle neighbor is just as disillusioned as you are, they'll probably ignore you like they always do. In a corporate office, no one can hear you scream.
14 I think I took a wrong turn somewhere
Cats are natural climbers, but sometimes they just take things to an extreme. In what universe is it a good idea to climb all up in a bunch of window blinds? Those things are annoying enough without your cat messing them up so they don't close properly. Bad kitty! Who knows how he even got up there in the first place? If you're a cat owner, you've probably stopped asking questions like that by this point. Cats work in mysterious ways.
Have you ever taken a wrong turn somewhere and just become so completely lost, you want to sit down and cry? Or, been forced to stand around while you're surrounded by a horde of people, but you're claustrophobic? This cat's face says it all. He's like, "I have emerged!" Some days you just have to be thankful you got from point A to point B without anything incredibly dramatic happening.
13 I take it back; I don't want to go shopping
How's it hangin', little kitty? This looks like a case of human intervention. Socks, here, likely climbed inside of this plastic CVS bag because he liked the sound it made or for a number of weird reasons that only make sense to a cat. While he was all curled up, minding his own business, his human thought it would be funny to hang him, bag and all, on the door knob.
We've all had these moments when things don't go exactly as we planned (they're especially common on Mondays). One moment we're just chilling, ready to go shopping and the next we're suspended from a small height while the world just laughs at us. It's times like these when our resiliency and humor are put to the test. This cat will likely get over his human's cruel trick, but do you have what it takes to make it in a world that can sometimes be savage AF? At least a cat can retaliate by peeing on the perpetrator's stuff. Don't get any ideas now.
12 Help I've fallen and I can't get up
"Hey, you! Human! Get me out of here, would you?" That must be one deep couch if this cat can't even climb his way out. That or he's been declawed—an unfortunate consequence of living in the lap of indoor luxury. At least the couch is a soft place to get stuck in. This cat could just burrow his way along the back cushions and snuggle up there for a night.
We, as humans, are not so lucky. When we get ourselves stuck between a rock and a hard place, sometimes there's no one to rescue us. We're in that couch crevice, flailing around madly, trying desperately to pull ourselves out to no avail. No only that, but even if someone sees our struggle, they'll likely leave us there to either teach us a lesson or because they don't want to get involved (or because it's Monday and no one cares about anything on Mondays, besides their coffee). Getting stuck in a couch doesn't sound so bad after all.
11 Now how does it taste?
Talk about making a bad day worse. We've all encountered bullies in our lives, but this picture drives home just how mean some cats (and people) can really be. This ginger cat has no problem smooshing the little gray cat's face into his food. Wonder what the gray cat did to deserve such treatment? Maybe she pissed off the ginger cat when she said she didn't like the way the food tasted. Ginger is probably saying, “I slaved away in the kitchen all day making this for you and you’re going to eat it and like it!” Yikes.
There are certainly people out there who can relate to having their culinary skills mocked and wanting to take revenge. Surely, there are a few chefs out there who would love nothing more than to smash a food critic's head down into their food and scream, "Now how does it taste?!" After all, revenge is a dish best served cold.
10 Get this wet stuff off me
Bahahaha! Why do cats look so ridiculously hilarious when they get all wet? They're like wet rags with faces. This cat is just not having it. His face screams "get this wet stuff off of me!" We've all been there, Mr. Kitty, but sometimes you have to do things you don't want to. You may be completely shocked that you even have to deal with something so awful, but you don't always get to choose the cards you're dealt with in life.
It may seem like torture at the time, but usually, it will help you out in the long run, especially if it makes you go outside your comfort zone. Cats are known for being scared of water, but at some point, they're going to get wet (whether it's from being outside in the rain or getting a bath from their human). Same goes for us. We can't hide from our problems (i.e. Mondays) forever. Eventually, they'll come around and splash us in the face for a wake-up call.
9 I hate my life
It's all fun and games until those styrofoam beads you were just rolling around in won't come off your fur. Surely, there have been times when you did something just for the hell of it, oblivious or apathetic to the consequences. Maybe you just wanted to see what would happen, or you did it for the laughs and attention, hoping they would make up for the crippling despair you feel on a daily basis. Whatever your reasoning, it's too late to go back now. The damage has been done.
This cat has no idea what kind of misery it's in for. To reduce the static cling from those styrofoam beads, it's either going to have to sit in a steam-filled room for a while or get sprayed with Windex. Neither seems appealing when you're covered in fur. It’s like when you put a bandage over an area of the body with a lot of hair. You dread taking it off, but you know it has to be done eventually.
8 Don't look at me; I'm hideous
Another victim of the cone of shame. Unfortunately for this fluffy kitty, the cone does nothing for its already comical appearance. With such a furry face, it fills up most of the cone, leaving an already squished face looking even squishier. A once proud-looking cat now has to ride the short bus and get teased for its lisp and abnormally wispy facial hair.
This is a case of complete self-ignorance. Ever have one of those days when you think you look absolutely fabulous, but then end up on the Worst Dressed List? You thought your outfit was catwalk ready, but apparently, you didn't rock it as hard as you thought. Then there are those times when you know just how awful you look, but you just pray no one's paying attention that day—especially not that cute guy in accounting. If history has shown us anything, though, it's that those are the days when you will inevitably run into someone hot.
7 Road rage!
If you thought you had road rage, it's nothing compared to what a cat would likely experience if it got behind the wheel of a car. Cats, being the self-centered egomaniacs that they are, wouldn't be able to handle the fine art of driving. Can you imagine someone cutting off a cat on the freeway? They'd hiss and spit, drive up next to the person and rage until they went hoarse. In fact, they'd probably be in a constant state of road rage since they wouldn't be able to control anyone around them.
It's pretty safe to say that their driving strategy would become similar to bumper cars, getting them into some major trouble and raising insurance premiums like crazy. Even if you're dealing with dumb, frustrating people on the road, just be thankful you're not a cat having to deal with that kind of nonsense. At least your brain can distinguish the colors of a stop light.
6 I can't face another Monday
We feel you, adorable striped kitten. We'd much rather cover our eyes and pretend it's still Sunday than get up with our alarm and face another week of work. Can't we just lie in bed for another few minutes and close the blinds again? Maybe if we sleep through Monday, things won't be so bad the rest of the week. Monday does mean “moon day,” after all. Doesn’t that just make you think of night time, your bed and sleep? Zzzzz....
If only your cat-brained logic worked on us humans too. Cats can sleep as much as they want, but unfortunately, humans aren't so lucky. No matter how many times we try to ignore them, Mondays keep coming back every week. They sneak up on us and before we know it, the weekend is over and it's back to the grind. Maybe if we called them something more exciting like Fundays, we would actually look forward to facing another one.
5 It looked comfy until I got in here
When things get really bad, sometimes all we want to do is curl up in a ball and hide. Maybe you've taken this idea to the extreme and hidden in a closet, bathroom stall or the backseat of your car. At the very least, you've gone someplace you still feel comfortable laying down in...unlike this dumb AF cat.
There's something about plastic and small spaces that just get cats going. They can't wait to ram themselves into an opening that is seemingly impossible to fit into. It's their way of giving the world the middle finger, as if to say, "Haha! Showed you all! You thought I couldn't get into that tiny opening in the plastic bottle case, but I did it! Now get me the heck out of here; I can't breathe."
Oh no, Mr. Tibbles. You got yourself into this mess. You’re going to have to squeeze yourself out again. That’ll teach you to prove your point about cats having nine lives. How many are you down to now?
4 When you're the butt of the joke
It feels pretty awful when you’re the butt of a joke. No one likes to be made fun of; it can ruin your whole day if you let it. Granted, sometimes you unintentionally set yourself up for it. Still, having fun at another person’s expense is a cheap way of getting laughs. Anyone can do it.
Not anyone can be the literal butt of a joke, however. This cat has got himself stuck in a hole that seems just a little bit too small for him to try and get out of again. As he’s just hanging there, his butt’s on display for all the world to see. Can you imagine if he had something nasty back there or hadn’t cleaned himself properly? Everyone would be gossiping about his dirty behind. Even still, the fact that he got himself stuck would probably make people talk about him behind his back anyway. Maybe he ate one too many pieces of turkey and gained a little more weight than he’d like to admit. That’s something we can all, unfortunately, relate to.
3 Too much paperwork
Coming in on Monday is hard enough, but it can go from annoying to plain awful if you’re staring down a mountain of paperwork. When you procrastinate and let things pile up and up, eventually it gets to a point of no return where it seems impossible to get through everything. Three months worth of bills? Check. Four weeks of unprocessed receipts? Check. You’re just going to have to dive in and tackle it all, one piece of paper at a time.
Not this cat, though. He’s given up on accomplishing anything and is thinking, “There’s just too much work here. I think I’ll just use this stack as a pillow and take a nap.” Let’s face it, about 80% of a cat’s day is full of naps anyway, so they’d probably always have a giant stack of paper to get through. Maybe some catnip would help. Just sprinkle a bit on the stack and they’ll zoom through it like they’re chasing an invisible animal at night when you’re about to go to bed. Too bad there’s nothing quite like that for humans. Except maybe drugs...but we don't recommend that.
2 Should've planned this better
Sometimes, you just get those ideas that seem brilliant in your head, but upon execution they just put you in the worst spot that seems impossible to get out of. Take this cat, for example, who thought it would be a great idea to emulate Spider-Man and climb up the side of a wall. He's saying, “I can see my house from here! Bet you can’t get me!” Well, you’ve got that right, silly cat; we can’t get you because you’re on the side of a wall with no way down. You’re going to have to stay there until we can find a tall enough ladder.
This is just another instance of a cat trying to be a show-off and not thinking things through first. You’d think they’d have learned at this point in their evolution, but no. Guess you could say the same thing for us too, though. Humans do dumb things without thinking all the time (but usually it’s to impress someone of the opposite sex).
1 Mondays suck
Alright, no more beating around the bush: Mondays suck! They suck because they signal the end of the weekend and the beginning of a new week. For most people, that means back to work or school, but it wouldn’t be so much of a problem if people actually enjoyed what they were doing. If you get as annoyed with Mondays as Grumpy Cat here, maybe you should reevaluate what you’re doing with your life.
If you don’t like waking up early, try and find a job or class schedule that starts later in the day. If you hate the transition from fun to work after the weekend is over, find a way to keep the fun going during the rest of the week. It all starts with you, kitty cat. You don’t have to deal with a case of the Mondays week after week. Take the initiative and make your life awesome. Just give your decisions a little more thought than these ridiculous cats did.