AN 11-year-old Indian brick-kiln worker has admitted he’s unaware that this is the most depressing day of the year.
Sunil Kumbhar, who doesn’t go to school because he works in a giant furnace in South India, said he’d never heard of the Western concept of ‘Blue Monday’.
He said: “You say it’s caused by a combination of rain, having spent too much on luxury gifts and feeling bad about breaking your New Year promise not to eat chocolate?
“I can see how that must be hard for you.
“My days are mostly pretty similar, except when I get beaten with a length of copper pipe for not making enough bricks.
“Probably things will stay pretty consistent for me in a hard manual labour, grinding poverty kind of way until I die aged about 45. Which also means I don’t need to stress about pensions.
“Anyway I really hope you guys are ok. Just try to stay positive, I guess.”