Thursday, 2 October 2014

Mood Indicators

What came first, the chicken or the egg? That’s an age old question that has never to my knowledge been answered.

So, here’s another question, can you predict, curse or cause something to happen because you unconsciously make it happen?

Like if you put on a T-shirt that says Grumpy on the front can you expect to be in a good mood and that nothing bad or irritating will happen. I pose this question to my brother who showed up at dinner on Sunday with a grumpy mood and the word Grumpy printed across his shirt.

His grumpy mood was the result of his battle with bad city traffic, something that would irritate most anyone. But was the bad traffic his fate, put there to challenge his mood because he’d openly declared his mood to be grumpy when he left the house?

His bad temper didn’t last long because once he was in the door the other six dwarfs surrounded him and changed his mood immediately. Who wouldn’t be cheered up by the smiling faces, the spontaneous hugs and kisses offered by my six grandchildren?

At any rate, there was a good time had by all, the Grumpy slogan’s effect was time limited, if you believe in that kind of Karma thing. It does make me careful as to what kind of words I might choose to wear.

I found this T-shirt, and thought it would have been a perfect pairing with my brother's shirt, but it didn't come with the female version...."other times I let HIM sleep".. Just joking of course.

Happy anniversary guys. Love you both.


Blogger's Brother said...

The "Grumpy" t-shirt was less an indicator of my emotional state but more of an homage to "Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs." At the time of buying said t-shirt at a Disney store outlet it was the only one I could find in 2XL.

I suppose, had they had my size, I'd have purchased the "Happy," "Sleepy" and "Dopey" shirts as well, as they are the other dwarfs I associate with at any given time.

But I will say, wearing the shirt has made people treat me differently. When a large guy is wearing a shirt that says "Grumpy" on it, people will often leave you alone.

Deborah Lean said...

I can see why people would approach with caution, said T-shirt had no direct link to Disney's Grumpy, no picture of a dwarf. Myself,I'd like one that said Sleepy or Dopey, they more suit my moods.