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NATIONAL GROUCH DAY – October 15

National Grouch Day October 15

NATIONAL GROUCH DAY

National Grouch Day is observed annually on October 15.  If you are a grouch today is your special day. According to Sesame Street Magazine, National Grouch Day was created for all grouches to celebrate their way of life. 

Sometimes grumps give backhanded compliments. “Your house looked horrible until you painted it.”  Other times they don’t give them at all.  Noise, silence, general activity will make a grouch generally unpleasant. 

As per Merriam-Webster dictionary, a grouch is described as:
  • a person who complains frequently or constantly
  • a habitually irritable or complaining person

It seems that a grouch may be happy (although they would never admit it) only when others are unhappy and grouchy.  It is then that they feel most comfortable with having others share in their grumpy, cantankerous, surly world with them.

National Grouch Day would be a good time to send a grouch e-card and then ask a friend, whether they be a grouch or not, to come on over, sit back, share some popcorn, relax and watch the movie Grumpy Old Men!

HOW TO OBSERVE

May your ice be too cold and your slinky too springy! Share your awful insults by using #NationalGrouchDay on social media. We hope the jelly from your sardine sandwich makes your keyboard sticky! 

HISTORY

This Sesame Street inspired holiday has been celebrated since at least 1976.  

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