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National Goof-off Day

Today is dedicated to goofing off when something productive should be getting done. This day can be celebrated by anyone, whether they are employed somewhere, a student, a volunteer, or a retired person who neglects anything they were planning to accomplish for the day. It doesn't take much effort to be a goof-off, chances are that you are goofing off by reading this.

The day was created by William D. Chase of Chase's Calendar of Events and his granddaughter, Monica "Moeller" Dufour. In 1976, when Monica was 10, she was listening to her grandfather on the radio. He was encouraging listeners to call in with ideas for holidays. Monica decided to be a goof-off, so she disguised her voice, and called into the station, telling her grandfather that there should be a Goof-off Day. The following day she confessed to him that it was her that had called in, and the day was born!

How to Observe National Goof-off Day

Celebrate the day by being a goof-off! Stop whatever productive thing you are doing and try one of the things on this list:

  • Surf the web for things you want to buy.
  • Play video games or games on your phone.
  • Call your family multiple times during the day.
  • Text people.
  • Go on social media.
  • Take a break from work and stop at a coffee shop.
  • Make a paper airplane.
  • Take an extra long lunch.
  • Read a book when you should be working on your math homework.
  • Take an excessive amount of bathroom breaks.
  • Hang out by the water cooler or in the break room.
  • Tell jokes with your coworkers or classmates.
  • Watch television.
  • Take the long route while driving or walking somewhere.

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