press reporter: Lisa Millar
HAMISH ROBERTSON: extremely well, sticking to anxiety and depression, Today is National Grump Out Day in the united states, Whose organisers are calling for people to steer clear of grumpiness for 24 hours.
But they insist there’s nothing trivial about this special day, stating that since September the 11th, Stress in America is developing, And becoming a major health problem that’s costing u. s billions of dollars.
From buenos aires, Our america correspondent Lisa Millar reports.
LISA MILLAR: it is said there’s one in every crowd, every office?Someone who’s grumpiness brings everybody else down. in addition to Janice Hathy, Who deals in stress organizational, Believes there are more grumps in America now than previously, with thanks to the trauma of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
JANICE HATHY: nothing seems wrong with a grump. We need to have all those emotions and we will get cranky and grumpy, So any such a playful way to help us deal with that crankiness every day. Stress is America’s number one medical condition, So this is a easy going approach too to help us heal and stay healthy.
LISA MILLAR: For the second year in a row America is your pulling off Grump Out Day, Reminding people to smile more and forget about being glum and bitter.
Janice Hathy says it is not only the grumps who are endangering their health.
JANICE HATHY: I’m more occupied with, In the end, With those people who work with the chronic grumps who never, Ever have a good positive word to say about anything and that can be very stressful on a job and it can be very depleting of one’s energy to have to deal with something of that nature on a day to day basis.
LISA MILLAR: do you ever get grumpy?
JANICE HATHY: Absolutely. I don’t even think I’d be human if I didn’t. But I don’t get as grumpy as I used to because I figured out grumpiness just wastes my hard work so I kind of pick and choose my battles and it makes a big, improvement. It’s improved my health insurance and lowered my medical costs greatly, So it’s a sort of a deterring medicine.