Yesterday I was extremely cheerful and peppy and many of my co-workers were also in disgustingly good moods. The customers, however, were not. There are always a few curmudgeons, but nearly everyone I had contact with yesterday was grumpy and negative and foul. I wrote a little note on a piece of paper:
"Everyone today is SO grumpy and negative."
I showed it discreetly to my co-worker in between customers. She smiled and nodded in agreement. After we closed the doors at the end of the day, we felt beat down. Are we the only happy people in the world? What the hell is up with all the grumpypants?
Some theories included a full moon (though I have since looked and the moon is not full; it is a waning cresent. you know how crazy people get when there is a waning cresent moon.) and the parade happening a few blocks away.
Lighten up people. Your stress is killing you. And you are stressing out over baskets, coffee makers, and house warming gifts for people you don't even like. Therefore, it is like you are being killed slowly by baskets, coffee makers, and house warming gifts. Embarrassing!