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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

Cranky Co-Workers Day: Celebrate Debbie Downers & the Office Grump

Whether you work full-time, part-time, work from home or are retired, chances are pretty good you’ve worked with one (or two) before. While we all have bad days from time-to-time, this person is a habitual grouch; a real, honest-to-goodness Debbie Downer. You know the type - that obnoxious, rude and/or irritable person who seems to thrive on making everyone’s life just plain miserable.October 27 celebrates the office grump – it’s Cranky Co-Workers Day!

Because many of us spend a large portion of our life working with other people, working with a cranky co-worker on a daily basis can really impact our lives. Not to be confused with National Grouch Day, which interestingly also takes place in October, this annual holiday, created by Ruth and Thomas Roy of Wellcat, can actually be observed several ways.

  • Start your morning off on the wrong foot by getting up on the wrong side of the bed. Put on a great big frown and wear it all day long with pride! And to heck with manners! Ignore people you don’t like. Complain about all your aches and pains, love life and whine about all your money troubles. Make sure to tell everyone you come in contact with that you are having a really bad day! But just remember, tomorrow is back to being nice!

  • Send an anonymous Cranky Co-Workers Day card to the office grump.

Make it movie night and watch only cranky character-themed flicks.

Today is also Boxer Shorts Day and American Beer Day! Cheers!


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