A petition has been launched in Wales to shorten January by a few days.
Critics of the month say that January really is taking the piss now.
Organiser Jeff Smoothcleft told WalesOnCraic:
“I’m sick and tired of January. 31 fricking days? Whose fricking idea was that? The last time I got paid was in the middle of December and I had to spend all that on my fricking family for Christmas. Not that they deserved it. Over a month later, I’m still struggling to pay for beer down the pub and there’s still a few days to go before fricking payday. We demand that the government shortens January by a good few weeks or so. That way, I’ll still be able to go down the pub and afford to get pissed.”
A spokeswoman for the Government said:
“We’ll take a look at it but I’m rich so it doesn’t really affect me. Thanks.”