Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Kranky Me

It seems that no matter what I do or where I go something has to disrupt my peace of mind, wear on my nerves, make me wish I could give someone a good tongue lashing or a nice wallop upside their head.  I am certainly starting to live up to my name by becoming a cranky old lady.  

Here are just a few of the things that made me cranky this week:

I have one hard and fast rule.  I do not discuss politics.  I do my own research and make my own decisions.  Even my husband seldom knows how I vote. People that know  me should know that, so I am really tired of all the  political junk that keeps filling up my Facebook and e-mail. Everybody seems to want to convince me their guy is the answer to all our problems.   Besides, this presidential race is the strangest one I have ever watched.  Can't wait for this circus to fold its tent for another four years.

While shopping today it seemed that every female I saw, regardless of age or size, was wearing leggings so skin tight everything was on display.  When will this fad go away?  I’ve had enough. I see girls wearing leggings under a skirt and it looks fine.  Just the thing for the cool weather of early spring. Without the skirt  modesty is out the window and it seems to be all about, "Look at me."

Our trash is picked up once a week. This is the third week in a row the young man next door has failed to put his out.  I wouldn't care if it were not for the fact that he lives on carry-out and tosses his trash bags out the front door and lets them collect next to his front stoop. I'm sick of having to look at his garbage, however, I've decided I will no longer be the enabler who carries it to the curb for him. DUH!!  

I hate these new CFL (coiled) light bulbs.  They may be better for the environment and last longer but, I really do not like the way they look in my light fixtures. I can ignore the lamps but being a shorty I hate looking up at them in my ceiling fixtures. They are just plain ugly in my opinion. 

While dining at a new restaurant in town, (where a nephew is the chef) I noticed all the employees were young men, and each of them had a long shaggy beard. None of them were wearing beard caps. Am I now going to have to start watching for beard hair in my soup? A few days later I arrived early to pick up my grandson from college.  I noticed that about half of the young men that passed me not only had a beard but looked as if they were stand-ins for an Amish film.  My grandson and two of my nephews have been growing beards since the middle of their senior year of high school.  Don't get me wrong, I like beards, I even have a slide show of  beards on one of my other blogs.  However, I like beards that are well-tended, neat, and clean. Never have I seen so many young people running around looking like Grizzly Adams. Is there a new fad I have not heard about concerning young men and facial hair? If so I'm not liking it.  

Then perhaps I should not complain.  At least, I’m not going to have to toss my purse and my favorite outfit because I came home with red stripes all down my backside. 

 What is making you cranky this week?  
Feel free to sound off here.   


  1. Oh my goodness I loved this!! We have the same crankiness. I have noticed that about beards too. In fact my once shaven younger son is sporting a lot of hair on his face. But what bothers me even more is the long, nasty looking hair on the heads of all the girls I encounter in restaurants. Hanging over their shoulders and into the food they are serving. Yuck! I was watching Rachel Ray on TV the other day and was so put out with her hair that I had to change the channel. Same thing on The Chew! I hate those new light bulbs too. For the same reason. They are ugly! As for politics on Facebook, I just keep scrolling! I'll make up my own mind.

  2. Here I thought I was the only one ... hating on those CFL bulbs, that is. Webster's should add their picture under, "Ugly."

    To answer your question, I don't think it's a good idea to besmirch the office on-line. Soooo, in an attempt to take the high road, I'll say (1) the media stirring the political flames and (2) callers who begin with "Is xxxx busy" or, "May I speak with xxx?" ... then act all put-out or perplexed when I ask them, "Who's calling?" One of my first bosses taught me to always identify myself upfront when calling another business or anyplace my voice isn't instantly recognizable.

  3. Oh I like occasional crankiness! And I wish I could write about it as entertainingly as you can -- if I could I wouldn't always have to be such a Pollyanna on my blog. I can only write happy ;> (and mostly I am fortunately). The political thing is driving me nuts (so embarrassing and demeaning etc) so I broke one of my own cardinals rule and reposted a great post from another blogger ... but that is probably all I will ever do about that (on my blog anyway).