If you’re a guy (from Poland or of Polish descent), and there’s a girl/woman out there that you like, today might be a good day to douse her with water. That’s because today is known as Śmigus Dyngus (Dyngus Day, here in the U.S.). Śmigus Dyngus is a day when (traditionally) children would go over to the house of the girl they liked very early in the morning. The girl’s mother would let the boy in. He would then proceed to empty a bucket of (cold) water on the sleeping girl. When she woke up startled, he would take a small twig and smack her on her thighs with it. Then he would run away.
At this point, feminists might be shocked and thinking how barbaric this sounds… until you hear that if this DIDN’T happen to a girl, she would be extremely offended and hurt. That’s because, if it happened to you, it meant that there was someone out there who liked you (and the opposite is true, if it did not happen, nobody liked you).
Now that you know, you don’t want to offend the one you love, do you? Grab that glass or bucket of cold water, and pour it on the girl you love. She will thank you for it, even if her initial reaction is not what you expect. As far as the stick goes, that’s something that used to happen hundreds of years ago, so you might want to skip it… But the water is DEFINITELY okay.
Here is our Śmigus Dyngus shirt, for your buying pleasure.