In all the world of fashion, the most dreaded wardrobe item a person can wear are the Grumpy Pants. Yes indeed kiddies, don’t try this at home – lest you end up looking this:
I’ve noticed that lately, I’ve been donning my own ratty Grumpy Pants. When I have them on, I just wanna smack people. Not for any particular reason, just for general purposes. Ever feel that way?
And I’m not alone – one of my bosses regularly wears his Grumpy Pants to work. Try to make him laugh when he’s wearing these stealthy slax and you’ll know just what frustration is.
Have you ever noticed that whenever you’re wearing your Grumpy Pants that nearly everyone around you is wearing them too? No one is immune to these puppies. Babies in grocery stores, drivers on the road, customer services reps at the credit card company, gas station attendants all moaning and groaning and singing the blues.
But the question is – What makes people put on their Grumpy Pants in the first place? I don’t know about you guys but I’ve noticed that it happens right after a period of wearing my Happy Shoes. Yep, I can always tell when I’ve had them on too long because I have an irrepressible urge to jump up on countertops and start doing the Fred Astaire. It should be the red flag that forewarns that rain clouds are in the offing. Of course, I don’t see it coming because next thing I know I’m sliding into my Sad Sack.
It’s just that Murphy’s Law thing, you know? The minute I start feeling reallly good, the Grumpy Pants are dragging my fat ass right into them. Just when I think I’m going to throw on my Glad Rags and really have a go at life with both barrells blazing – life, oh no, life just won’t hear of it. Nope, no way, no how. It’s enough to make you think you should be putting on your tin-foil hat because it’s gotta be some kinda conspiracy.
What’s a person to do when they’re in this predicament? Wait. Yep, that’s what I said – wait. Because tomorrow does come. And more often than not the Grumpy Pants have wriggled off during the night. Or maybe they transformed into plain old Droopy Drawers and have started to lose their grip. Could happen.
I guess the truth is that every day is an opportunity for a new mood. Good or bad – but new. And who knows, maybe your next outfit will make you wanna dance.