NATIONAL GET OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE DAY
Occasionally, we all need a free pass. National Get Out of the Doghouse Day on the third Monday in July offers the fast track home we all need once in a while.
Generally, when you are “in the doghouse,” you have fallen out of favor with someone, usually your spouse or significant other. However, you can also be “in the doghouse” with a friend or your boss at work. This day uses all those good cliches to get you back in the big house where you belong.
Here are some tips to get “out of the doghouse.”
- Put down the technology. – If this is on your naughty list, don’t use email, texting, or other technology to apologize. A face to face or handwritten apology is best.
- Meet at a favorite coffee house – The purpose here is to start talking. Listen to what the other person has to say and do not be judgmental or defensive. Find out why you are “in the doghouse” and give suggestions on how to you can improve or fix the issue.
- Send flowers, chocolates, or an appropriate gift – Include a hand-written note about how you are committed to fixing the issue. Do this AFTER you have already spoken. You will win extra brownie points as this will be unexpected. (Including brownies will garner additional points!)
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL GET OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE DAY
Whoever is in the doghouse, let ’em out. The day pardon’s their transgression. However, if you’re in the doghouse, any or all of the above-suggested tips would be acceptable. Share your best methods for your ability to #GetOutoftheDoghouseDay on social media. Help a person out!
HISTORY OF NATIONAL GET OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE DAY
Heidi Richards Mooney of Ft. Lauderdale, FL founded National Get Out of the Doghouse Day in 1999.
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