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Crotchetyness Prevention Plan

crotch·et·y
/ˈkräCHədē/
adjective

synonyms;
bad-tempered, irascible, irritable, grumpy, grouchy, cantankerous, short-tempered, testy, curmudgeonly, ill-tempered, ill-humored, peevish, fractious, crabby, crusty, prickly, touchy, snappish, cranky,ornery 
"it's the dreadful arthritis that has made him so crotchety"


"Getting old is not for sissies". 


I have always thought of myself as a glass half-full sort of gal. I tend to look on the bright-side and generally have a positive outlook on life. As I age, my tolerance for ignorance, stupidity and placating manipulation by the media wanes a little more with each passing year. In my youth, I would blow-off ridiculous news articles and chalk them up to sensationalism. So I was as surprised as the next guy (Mr. Something) when I read the B.S. about "Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts" and announced that not only was I "too old for this s*#t" but that I "was sick and tired of special-interest groups filling the minds ..." 

You get the idea.

I allowed myself to get sucked into the chasm of crotchetyness. It's a dark place and I don't like going there. I have always thought that if I have a problem, then I need to come up with a solution. Herein lies the problem...you can't fix stupid.

That being said... Mr. Something and I are on the 'Crotchetyness Prevention Plan'.

We struck a deal. If either one of us is sounding "Crotchety" we call them on it.

It's just our way of trying to prevent ourselves from becoming bad-tempered, irascible, irritable, grumpy, grouchy, cantankerous, short-tempered, testy, curmudgeonly, ill-tempered, ill-humored, ill-natured, peevish, fractious, crabby, crusty, prickly, touchy, snappish, cranky, ornery, older Americans. Are you 'in'?

2 comments:

the unimpowered, nameless, faceless RN said...

You are my soulmate.

Joan Young Spotswood said...

DearTUNFR: As you are mine. I consider it an honour.

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