Monday, December 15, 2014

Oh fuddle duddle, you old grouch . . . ~j


Today's Writing Prompt: OMG

Have you recently seen a peer (another parent, a coworker, a friend at school) do something that shocked you? These kinds of events make our jaw drop because people we think we have a lot in common with turn out to be totally different than we thought. What happened?

Yes I have witnessed some of these jaw dropping events . . . I guess I assume that all people who think would have similar opinions on certain subjects especially gender-bias, racial and religious-bias and so on.

I will say that my husband and I got into a HUGE fight years ago when I heard him declare, upon watching a news report about making O Canada more gender inclusive, that that was a stupid idea and that the anthem has always been a certain way and should not change.  I crushed him with facts and realities, including how the anthem first came into being and the number of times it has already been altered.  And then the knock out punch was to wonder why I wasn't as Canadian as he was.  

Since that time, whenever he makes a comment without thinking it through, I ask if he wishes to get into another O Canada battle.

Do a Grouch a Favor Day

When : Always February 16th

Do a Grouch a Favor today. Do it and make the world a better place.

Everyone has been a grouch at one time or another. Some people are seemingly grouches all of the time. It's in their nature. Others are occasional grouches, influenced by events in their lives, lack of sleep, the weather, etc. A few people are good at disguising their grouchy mood. But, they still need cheering up.

Look around for someone who is in a grouchy mood today. Then, do him or her a favor that will cheer up their day. There's plenty of grouches out there to practice on. Try it on all of the grouches that you see today, and watch the results!


February 16, 1971 - Pierre Trudeau, under opposition attack in the Commons, utters an apparently unparliamentary expression that he later describes as fuddle-duddle. Ottawa, Ontario (CBC Archives)

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