October 14, 2013

October 15: National Grouch Day

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writing_prompt_genericGet in a bad mood. It’s National Grouch Day!

According to Sesame Street Magazine, October 15th is National Grouch Day. Finally, an excuse to be grouchy!  If you’re tired of always seeing the bright side of things, then this (kind-of-sort-of) official holiday is for you.

Legend has it that Jim Henson (creator of The Muppets) used to go to a restaurant where the waiter was so grumpy that it was almost comical. He kept going back because he was so interested in the waiter, and he eventually developed Oscar the Grouch after him. The name of the restaurant was Oscar’s Tavern! See? Grouches can be inspiring!

How does one celebrate National Grouch Day, you might ask? Well, according to Oscar the Grouch’s recent Internet posting (yes, Oscar the Grouch posts online!) you should do the following:

  • When someone says, “Good morning!” respond with, “What’s good about it?!”
  • If asked, “How are you feeling?” reply with, “None of your business.”
  • When someone inquires, “What time is it?” tell them to go buy a watch.

Wait. What? That’s kind of mean! I know most of you are not naturally grouchy so celebrating this day might be tough. But everybody, even the nicest person in the world, gets grouchy sometimes. For today’s Writing Prompt, we want to know. . . .

GrouchyLet us know in the Comments below. And have a rotten day! Just kidding!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

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  1. amberdog524

    You will attend a Brown to become a Scientist. You will live in Chicago, in a Mansion. You will marry Annabeth in Hawaii. Your honeymoon will be in Hawaii. You will have 0 kids and a Unicorn. You will drive a Silver Private jet.

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  2. Ally

    I get grouchy when I wake up at 10:00 in the morning. I’m homeschooled, so it happens. I try to get up at 6:00 to play both my piano and violin before the 7:50 “bell” rings.

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  3. Stephanie

    I get grouchy when my little sister takes my stuff and gets an attitude with me. That’s why I get grouchy :D :]

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  4. BookAmber28

    I get grouchy when whenever my book gets worser and worser! COUGH COUGH… Mary Downing Hahn…COUGH COUGH!!!!

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  5. Ellie

    Getting up to go to school! When you get up at 5:45 every morning it’s hard not to be! Am I right or am I right.

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  6. brillianteyes7

    The thing that makes me grouchy is when I have no money to buy things I want but my sisters do. Also another thing that makes me grouchy is when I have gas in my stomach and it hurts. That’s what makes me grouchy!

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