1929: The Morning Grouch

I came across this little gem while preparing for an upcoming interview with a Web site called Open Grove. It’s from a book titled Lovely Ladies: The Art of Being a Woman, written by Dare Frances (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1929).

As mornings aren’t really my thing, I had to laugh:

The morning grouch is one mood that actually has its roots in the physical. But it is nurtured and strengthened by indulgence. Yet, if you would be truthful with yourself, the mornings that you overcome this unpleasantness merge into more interesting and amusing days than do the other mornings. Or perhaps you don’t know this because you have never tried it?

Okay, okay! I promise I’ll try to overcome my unpleasantness, starting tomorrow morning.

Grumble grumble.