Mondays… Worse… Cyber Monday

Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow hiding its headJuvenile White-crowned Sparrow hiding its head – Nikon D500, f10, 1/400, ISO 320, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Waking up this morning I realize it is Monday and Mondays don’t bother me as much as most people because I don’t have a normal job but for some people Monday makes them want to scream, crawl back into bed, hide their heads or all of the above.

I survived Black Friday without having to go to a store but my email inbox suffered greatly as companies I ordered from in the past sent email after email announcing their sales. Best Buy gets the “Most Annoying” award because those emails seemed to come in every hour. Still, I must have gotten 100 or more sales emails on Black Friday. Instead I did what many other (sane) people did, I opted outside. Went out into nature to photograph birds. I pretty much got skunked but I didn’t go to a mall or participate in the #BlackFriday madness so I feel like I won.

After Black Friday the early Cyber Monday emails started arriving. One after the other, every hour of the day.

And today, Cyber Monday, the emails are pouring in. Buy this, buy that. Don’t forget to purchase this or this that goes with that. Hundreds of deals have been added, hurry and buy now. Pick your deal. Hurry, this is a special 4 hour Cyber Monday deal. Buy now, we are low on inventory! New Doorbusters available TODAY – act fast! Last chance: Save up to 60%.

Every company I have ever bought from since the dawn of internet sales seems to have my number, errr, email address.

Enough already. Is it any wonder I feel like the juvenile White-crowned Sparrow in this photo that is hiding its head? My inbox is getting junked up and my delete key is smoking from deleting the Cyber Monday sales pitches.

Me? I just wanted to share something with everyone that isn’t a Cyber Monday sales offer. A little laughter and a bird hiding its head.

Life is good. See you on Tuesday when the “Only __ days until Christmas” emails begin.


P.S., No birds were harmed while making this photo, the sparrow was simply diving between two boards on a rotting wooden pallet.


  1. Kim November 29, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Love this!

  2. April Olson November 28, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    I have a separate email for ordering online vs personal communications. I largely ignore it except to follow purchases. You would think they would get a clue from what I call that e-mail. april.junkonline.

  3. Utahbooklover November 28, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I do prefer deleting emails to the parking problem and crowds of people shopping.
    Auto Zone is my most annoying but I do like the specials is offering.

  4. Patty Chadwick November 28, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I think that bird has been watching TV, esp. affter Nov. 8th…..

  5. steve November 28, 2016 at 8:03 am

    too funny, the world gets really mad about this time of year, thanks for the good laugh, we could all use one about now…

  6. Liz Cormack November 28, 2016 at 7:57 am

    The photo is a perfect comment on Black Fridays & Cyber Mondays……that crossed the border into Canada a few years ago.

  7. pennypinchadventure Tim Traver November 28, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Love the photo, love the comment even more. Keep blending the photos of the real world with the political social commentary of what’s going on with society and culture! That’s how Life stays good!

  8. Bob McPherson November 28, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Ha Ha, Cool photo, Mia. The essence of the cyber age. Storm the masses with sales pitches. Just brings out the best in all of
    retaildom. Heh heh

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