Just a moment ago I started to type "TGIF!" in as my status update. In addition to being totally unoriginal, I realized it might also be somewhat inappropriate for an Atheist. Of course, even when I was a nominally faithful Christian I was not really thanking Jesus for Fridays when I uttered the ubiquitous "Thank God it's Friday." It's just an expression... or at least it was for me. Anyway, as I embrace my relatively new life as an Atheist I realize I may need an alternative.
So, who do atheists thank for Fridays? Of course, until Friday becoming the end of the work week I assume this saying was likely not in vogue. During the Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover called for a reduction in work hours in lieu of layoffs. Later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, establishing the five- day, 40-hour workweek for a broad segment of workers. So, whatcha think? Thank Hoover it's Friday!