National Sorry Charlie Day:
A fin-tastic time celebrated annually on April 6; National Sorry Charlie Day is a day that recognizes rejections you might have faced at some part of your life. As far as the name of this holiday is concerned, it marks its origin from a very popular phrase in the United States, “Sorry Charlie.”
Why National Sorry Charlie Day?
Ever been rejected for something, either from a college, your sweetheart, an employer, any other way? Well, don’t worry; we all have been refused at least once in our life. Sorry, Charlie day is for people like us who have been spurned sometime and still managed to survive. Take a minute out of your busy schedule today to reflect upon a past dejection and smile with the realization that whatever happened to you happens to all of us, and it is for your best, happy times ahead!
This day marks and reflects the rejections one faces in life and how they overcome it by surviving all the pain in the process. Yes, rejections can sometimes be difficult to survive, which is why this day comes along to keep people humble and kind.
In some way or the other, everyone has endured some sort of rejection in their past and yet managed to survive and would undoubtedly survive in the future too. This day invigorates people to view rejections from a very different perspective by providing us with an opportunity to reflect on the reasons as to how one survived the rejection and what did they learn from it.
Indeed breakups are one of the hardest things to overcome. When one is young, rejection not only breaks them apart but cuts them deeply, which takes the longest time to heal. This can be a favor to oneself if the facts resulting in a rejection are forthright and honest. For example, dismissal or rejection from a job is always to be looked up to as an opportunity. Yes, it can be difficult to see it this way; surprisingly, it ends up being the shove one has been waiting for for a while at times.
Taking a trip down your memory lane, do you remember Charlie the Tuna? He was rejected many times but would never lose hope; he always used to keep going forward with a smile. The successful American catchphrase “Sorry, Charlie,” as a result, became associated with Starkist. Charlie never used to let rejection stop him, be like Charlie, do not let it stop you as well!
How can we observe National Sorry Charlie Day:
- National Sorry Charlie Day to respect and mark the presence of our favorite tuna with a great taste can be observed in various ways. Some of the ideas to observe this day are:
- Try and make a list of all the times when you have ever been turned down or rejected by someone. Think back on every such rejection in your life, either it is academic, personal, or professional.
- I am sure each time; you might have learned something new or chosen a different path to follow. How did it go? Gain cognizance of how you overcame the rebuff that time and implement the learning in your life today.
- You can share your best rejection stories on social media today using #NationalSorryCharlieDay, #SorryCharlieDay, #SorryCharlie
- Treat yourself with delicious delicacies as you did not let any rejections let you down till this day and age. Why not some Starkist tuna and tuna salad?
Interesting facts about National Sorry Charlie Day:
This day marks the rejection faced by Charlie the tuna by the tuna company because they preferred catching a tuna that tastes good and not one which has a good taste. Why not learn something interesting about tuna fish?
- Did you know that some of the schools of tuna fish swim alongside dolphins to protect themselves from sharks and other such predatory sea life?
- The average lifetime of a tuna fish varies from species to species, but it generally ranges from 15 to 40 years approximately.
- Unlike most fish, the muscle tissue of a tuna fish is generally dark red or pink, while others have white flesh.
History of National Sorry Charlie Day:
Cathy Runyan-Scacina, from Kansas, Missouri, is known to originate the National Sorry Charlie day and founded the Sorry Charlie, No-fan-club-for-you Club.