"I'm really 95 percent Mr. Rogers, and only 5 percent Oscar the Grouch."
~ George Steinbrenner
"I don't mind playing absolute bastards... I just don't want to play the grouch. "
~ Hume Cronyn
"A grouch escapes so many little annoyances that it almost pays to be one. "
~ Kin Hubbard
Today is National Grouch Day. I know a few of those. I mean I think we all know someone who acts as if they have been sucking pickles. Or Maybe sat on a cactus. One of those folks that is almost never happy. There is at least one in every neighborhood. I know who she is in my Neighborhood. You know you know one. At least one besides the famous one who lives on Sesame Street next to big Bird and Elmo. You know that green Guy in the garbage can!
"A Grouch's mission in life is to be as miserable and grouchy as possible, and pass that feeling on to everyone else. Only then will a Grouch feel in touch with his or her world and be happy. Yet, even though a Grouch may show happiness at anyone's misfortune (including his or her own), a Grouch would never admit to being happy. Such is the stability of a Grouch's life: so balanced, and yet so unbalanced. "
~ Quoted from ~ muppet.wikia.com
I could give you a list so Long.... But then again I will pass on that. My Brothers know which
of them are grouches. I don't have to call them by name. I wonder if being a grouch is inherited? I bet it is. Or at the very least it is catchable. I caught it from my children and my honey. Or either I caught it from my Wives- in - Law! I will accept that My grouchy children caught it from me.
I know my own self to be a grumpy grouch at times. I usually wake up in the grouch mode when I am going to be in that kind of Mood. I try to be fair to all around me by giving them fair warning that I woke up mean today. They always wanna ask silly things like why? or How can you wake up mean? Now I ask you all , wouldn't it, given that I have already warned a person, make more sense to go away and let me stew in my own mean old wicked grouchiness? Why? Oh why do those I am trying so hard to not choke have to ask me stuff? I have been sucking pickles. I have sat on a cactus.. Go away and let me Grump! I tried to write a grouch poem. But being grouchy, I don't like it much! But I do hope you enjoy it.
I think I had a nightmare
as I was waking up today.
I dreamed I was a grouch
mean as anything and everything.
A wicked women!
I snapped at my Honey
I tried to bite my dog.
I yelled at my kids
but too late their all grown.
A mean Old Mama!
I cried out at myself.
Stop being such a bore.
Too my surprise I answered.
You have always been a grouch!
A whining wicked woman?
I gave myself a good shake.
And a firm talking to too.
It Can't be all my fault. I'll blame someone.
Then I remembered why I am a grouch.
A grouchy pouty pitiful woman.
And I snapped at my Honey.
I bit my dogs all three.
I yelled at the kids and the grandkids too.
I wrote it all down. Just to share with you.
Be a grouch today! Blame someone else.
Growl at them all. Throw something.
That's what we grouches do!
Grouchy grumpy mean Old ME!
written By: Patricia Sawyer
Even though today is National Grouch day. I hope that today you will try to find reasons to be pleased by the ones in your life. I also hope that you will let others know how much you love them and how much you would miss then were they to be suddenly gone from your life. I myself have to fight not to be grouchy in this expensive and turbulent world we all now share.
Gas prices, food prices and the constant daily bad news from around the world tends to make us all want to hide in our own little world and be grouchy. Please be kind to the ones who share your life. Even if they are a Grouch! Have a great Day!