NATIONAL GET OUT OF THE DOG HOUSE DAY
National Get Out The Dog House Day is observed annually on the third Monday In July. Generally, when you are “In the dog house”, you have fallen in disfavor with someone, generally your spouse or significant other. However, you can also be “in the dog house” with a friend or even with you boss at work. On National Get Out Of The Dog House Day, turn that disappointment that someone has with you and get out of the dog house.
Here are some tips to get “out of the dog house”.
Put down the technology. If this is something you can apologize for, don’t use email, texting or other technology. Do the apology face-to-face.
Meet at a favorite coffee house. The purpose here is to start talking. Listen to what the other person has to say and do not be judgmental or defensive. Found out why you are “in the doghouse” and give suggestions on how to you can improve or fix the issue.
Send flowers, chocolates or an appropriate gift. Include a hand-written note about how you are committed to fixing the issue. Do this AFTER you have already spoken. You will win extra brownie points as this will be unexpected.
Post on social media on how to get “out of the doghouse” using #GetOutOfTheDogHouseDay .
National Day Calendar is continuing to research the origins of National Get Out Of The Dog House Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
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