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12 Great Stories About Grouches, Grumps, And Gripers

| Right | October 15, 2020

Dear readers,

We all have our bad days. Sometimes we let those bad days turn us into grouchy people. And some people are just… like that. But you know what? There’s a day just for those grumpy moments and grumpy people! Today is National Grouch Day!

In honor of this delightful occasion, we’ve assembled 12 stories from our archives about a real grumpy bunch. We hope that, if you’re having a grouchy day, these stories help to bring a smile back to your face.


Gramps Grumps – Ah, yes. Because women are only good for one thing.

Making Sweepingly Bad Statements – Hits from the comments: “To borrow from another story on this site, ‘You did everything wrong!'”

How To Push Through That Grump – Would he rather everyone be as big a sourpuss as he is?

Fist Bump Away The Grump – Sometimes simple gestures are all that are needed to spread a little joy.

The Greatest Grump In England – Maybe if you’d ordered what you wanted to begin with…

Second Act Surprise! – Hits from the comments: “So, he went from Goofus to Gallant?”

App-lying It Literally – Clearer instructions are probably a good idea, but it doesn’t hurt to be polite anyway!

There’s No Saving Her From That Grouch – Every now and then, the trash takes itself out.

Enveloped In Holiday Spirit – I’ll bet that other bank doesn’t even have Christmas envelopes.

I Can Vouch For The Grouch – This woman knows that just because you’re grumpy, it doesn’t mean you have to make others grumpy, too.

Took That Shuttle To Crazy Town – If ever there was a time to ask for a manager…

Her Brain Is Flat – Hits from the comments: “So we still don’t know what was wrong with the tea, and we also don’t know what was wrong with the coworker.”


We hope you enjoyed this roundup about grouches! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

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23 Infuriating Stories About Lazy Customers

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