National Grouch Day! How To Celebrate
My goodness, there is a holiday for everything. But I can get behind this one for sure. And we all know at least one person who fits this description. And now they have a day all for themselves!
Happy National Grouch Day!
- a person who complains frequently or constantly
- a habitually irritable or complaining person
This is probably best characterized in the wonderful green puppet that lives in a trash can on Sesame Street. Yes, I am talking about Oscar The Grouch! And depending on your age, you could include Archie Bunker and the Grinch as a few famous grouches.
These people have their own way of life. Often grumpy, rude. Never seem to be happy, unless other people are unhappy. They give back-handed compliments that are really hidden insults. And they can be tough to be around. Perhaps they are misunderstood. Maybe.
So how can we put a positive spin on this "National" holiday? Well you can share your insults on social media and use the hashtag #NationalGrouchDay. But don't be too rude or vulgar, it is all supposed to be for fun.
I think a better choice would be to try and watch a few episodes of a show that many of us have grown up with and it still beloved today. A show that every child should watch. Sesame Street. I mean, Big Bird, Oscar, Elmo, Bert and Ernie. They haven't aged a day in all these years. This show is timeless. And at least for today, lets show Oscar a little extra love. So maybe he won't be so grouchy. Maybe.