For most people it's a normal return-to-the-grind Monday, complete with snoozed alarm clocks, hastily-bitten toast and a rushed half-cup of coffee, followed by the brain-killing morning commute. And winter's on the way.
But spare a thought if you can for your friendly neighbourhood rock star the confusion caused by never having to know what day it is, the room-service luxury breakfast delivered closer to lunchtime, and if you're a certain type of performer the knowledge that even if you do have to work today, you don't have to get there on time.
Well, that's the theory. If it was that simple we'd all be famous, and we're not, so it can't be. Most of us like to think we know what we'd do if we made the big-time, though what instrument we'd play, what band we'd be in, what bars we'd frequent and what love interests we'd be chasing.
Going up in the world is great. But what about coming down? What if someone who was a star on Friday suddenly had to get up with the rest of us this morning and wait in line for the bus, tube or train? Where would they be going?
Rush drummer Neil Peart doesn't need much time to think about it. He tells QMI: "One of the first things I wanted to be was a forest ranger. I love the work they do. Another early ambition was to be a teacher, either English or History.
"Or advertising there's so much creativity there I laugh out loud sometimes at good slogans. Just before joining the band I was in the farm equipment business. My dad likes to joke that I'd have made a good parts manager."
White Stripes mainman (among other roles) Jack White has kept his day-job training with him: "I'd go back to being an upholsterer. I worked on the studio I built I upholstered some of the walls."
KK Downing of Judas Priest has recently built his own golf course, so it's no surprise when he says: "I'd like to be a golf pro." It's slightly more brow-raising when he adds: "Or a porn star. Or anything in between."
Billy Talent vocalist Ben Kowalewicz would like to keep working with his voice if it was up to him: I'd get into radio, he states. I'd love to have a talk radio show just an open hour-long show where people could talk about anything. If the band doesn't work out, give us a shout at Rock Towers, Ben.
So far, so intelligent.
Guitar virtuoso and Chickenfoot axeman Joe Satriani keeps it simple: "I'd be lord and master of the universe." Where would you apply, though?
Airbourne frontman Joel O'Keefe doesn't mess about either: "If someone told me to get a day-job I'd just punch em out and keep on playing."
Dan Auerback of the Black Keys knows exactly where you'd find him and why: "I'd cut french-fries at the Hamburger Station in Akron, Ohio, because that's all I'm qualified to do."
Finally, what about George Thorogood, the man who delivered the iconic lyric "Get a haircut and get a real job"? He's typically larger-than-life about the big question. "What would I do?" he asks. "Oh man What wouldn't I do?"
Thanks for the report to RockRadio.