National Blame Someone Else Day:
The National Blame Someone Else Day comes on the 13th of August every year, characteristically in the month of August to allow people to allocate their mistakes to other people.
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Related: Other National Days Celebrated on August 13th
Why National Blame Someone Else Day?
The auspicious Day comes on the 13th of August every year and marks the celebration of the rare opportunity to pawn off one’s mistakes on to another person. This day is celebrated on the first Friday the 13th of the Year, which is normally in the month of August.
It is human nature to run into bad luck or commit unprecedented mistakes every once in a while. Sometimes a motorist may fall victim to a flat tire, or you set your alarm to sound at a particular time but then it fails. There are also times when someone puts something in our path and it leads to an accident, or an individual comes into your life but then the relationship does not go as planned for one reason or the other. The day, therefore, gives us an opportunity to shift blame from ourselves to the other person.
There are situations where a colleague at work, your child, or your spouse for example takes them to blame for something you have done. This happens when we blame them for something we know we have done ourselves. The day also extends to our own behaviors. Reactions resulting from our short temper that explodes unexpectedly or the shortcuts we take to avoid certain outcomes are some of the things we often try to blame others for.
Our pets are another player in our lives who we like allocating blames to for things we have done but are not will to take responsibility for. On this day, we get the chance to excuse ourselves and make someone else take the blame. We can blame the dog, the weather, our spouse, or the mechanic. Sometimes something as minor as a tightly-fitted cloth will see us blame the tailor when we are the ones who have added weight. Supposing your bank account is depleted of funds, we blame someone else when we are the ones who have spent.
How we can observe the National Blame Someone Else Day:
Some of the ways through which we can observe or celebrate the National Blame Someone Else Day include:
- Blaming someone else
As funny and awkward as this sounds one of the most basic ways to celebrate or observe this day is by blaming other people, including your friend, girlfriend/boyfriend, or any loved one for that matter. People have made a habit doing this on this auspicious day as it helps them appreciate this day for what it really is- a chance for value-adding fun.
- Post on social media
You can also observe this by posting on social media platforms using the #NationalBlameSomeoneElseDay. This will achieve much in raising awareness to people from different parts of the world so that they too can join in the movement to observe the special day.
- Teaching people about the effects of chlorine-filled water
Another way to observe the day is taking the time to educate people about matters not taking responsibility and how and when to allocate blames to other people. It is important to note that.
Interesting facts about the National Blame Someone Else Day:
Some of the most interesting facts about this day include:-
- In 1530, William Tyndale created the word “scapegoat” when he described a Jewish Day of Atonement ritual where a priest laid the sins of the people on one goat to carry the rest of its life in the wilderness; the goat bore the blame for others.
- In 1970, while Eve could take full credit for the phrase “The Devil Made me Do IT”, it was popularized by comedian and actor, Flip Wilson, in the 1970s.
- In the medical world, Patient Zero represents the first person confirmed to have a new disease; sometimes referred to as a “medical scapegoat”. This was started in 1997.
History of the National Blame Someone Else Day:
The history of the National Blame Someone Else Day traces back to Anne Moeller of Clio. Anne invented the day in Michigan in 1982, when her alarm clock failed to go off. This created a domino effect of bad luck events throughout her day. Since the day happened to be on Friday the 13th, the observance takes place on the first Friday the 13th each year.