Stop Asking Me If I’m Grumpy

Spoiler Alert: Of course I am. No one is rainbows and butterflies 100% of the time.

Grumpy Cat is best cat.

To start, I’m the only on-site female in my team. There used to be more, but for various reasons, now it’s just me on-site with our client. Somehow, this has translated into me having to be cheerful and happy and a ray of fucking sunshine every single day. Guess what? That’s ridiculously unrealistic. Also, no. Just no.

The Situation

My boss asked me today if I was grumpy. “Didn’t you sleep enough over the weekend?” No, jerk, I didn’t. I work 50 hours a week at my career, Monday through Friday, job. Then on Saturdays, I work a 9–10 shift at a greenhouse. Ever work at a greenhouse? The floors are concrete, which means your back and feet make you want to cry by the end of the day. Plus, it’s always a solid 15–20 degrees hotter in the greenhouse than outside. And it was almost 90 degrees on Saturday outside. It was a little steamy inside, to say the least.

Add in to all of that, I have a 2.5 year old toddler at home. So no, I didn’t get much sleep. In fact, I rarely get enough sleep. I function solely on the amount of caffeine I drink in a day. The only difference between a grumpy day and a non-grumpy day is that some days I can tolerate the lack of sleep better than others.

Also, when did it become okay to ask people straight to their face if they are grumpy? If they weren’t before, they are now!

Don’t Be A Douche

Here’s a thought — let people have bad days. Sometimes, you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Pointing it out constantly does nothing to make the person feel better. In fact, it’s probably just pushing that person from grumpy to angry.

Let’s all be compassionate and remember, no one is happy all the time. Let people have a bad day. Let them have a grumpy cat face. And for the love of all that is holy, don’t bring it up repeatedly. Do not be rude. Just leave your grumpy friend, coworker, or relative alone to their grumpy thoughts.


Anastasia is a: Passionate tvaholic. Lettering junkie. Total geek. Coffee buff. Social media fanatic. Very tired Mom.

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