So just when did I become a curmudgeon?

You know me. I’m a girl who loves to put a happy spin on things!!! 😀

And I continually remind myself to appreciate all of life’s blessings.

But, I am human, and lately there are times I don’t seem to have the patience I had when I was younger.

It puzzles me that some stuff, which wouldn’t have made much of an impression on me in the past, seems to annoy me now.

You’re saying: “Ok, Crystal! Deep breath. Calm down. Have a cup of tea.

Hee hee 😉


Well, I do wonder . . .

· What is the dentist’s office thinking when they call and change my already scheduled appointment – not once, not twice, but three times within a month!!! Doesn’t that just scream “Our convenience is SO much more important than yours.”?

· Why is it that our neighbor usually decides to mow his yard (with a ride-on mower that is SO noisy – the whole neighborhood needs ear plugs!) at the precise moment we are putting the first forkful of dinner to our lips? Nothing like feeling as if you’re having a meal on an airport runway!

· Why is it that banks, retail stores, and credit card companies are allowed to automatically share our information with “whomever” – unless we “opt out” by writing a *snail mail* letter, saying “no thanks”. Shouldn’t it be that they automatically do not have permission unless we “opt in”?

· Why is it that when I see a shirt I love – the store is out of my size, and my size only!?!


OK, that’s enough!

You’ll be calling me [Andy] Andrea Rooney, here! 😉

Seriously though, is it just me?

Is there something that makes you go “Hmmm…” ?




So just when did I become a curmudgeon? — 11 Comments

  1. I hate it when doctors want to give you a pill for every little thing and then you have to take more pills to deal with the side effects of the first batch of pills!
    I also think that if you go to the doctor and they can’t figure out what your problem is, you shouldn’t have to pay them.
    I’m just going to keep my acupuncturist busy and skip the doctor. At least she gets results.

  2. I cannot stand how loud people on cell phones talk. I rarely use mine and I’m very aware of my volume. I also get annoyed when people at the stop lights don’t move, it drives me nuts.

  3. You may be having problems with doctors changing appointments on you, but I work at a law firm and I’m having a huge issue with clients changing appointments on me. I have three different clients who keep not showing up and then rescheduling (they’re all set for their THIRD appointments). I completely understand your frustration!

    Good luck actually getting in to see the Dentist!

  4. Ok, fess up. How many of you actually knew what the heck a curmudgeon IS? Yeah, Right!!

    curmudgeon n. An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions.

    Crissy, I hardly think this discribes YOU!

    But I do know what you mean.

    I have been going to my doctor since about 1980 and I love him dearly. I really do. But back in about 1985 I sat in the waiting room, having taken time off work for the appointment, waiting for a lOOOOOOOg time. I overheard him talking to one of the office gals. They were discussing something or other about what she did on the weekend. Finally I had it up to my neck (I am making that gesture with my index finger slicing across my neck). I calmly walked over near where they were talking and told JAMES that I had taken time off without pay for the appointment and that though my time might not be as valuable as his, my hourly rate was what I used to pay his bill so could he please move on to his next patient. I LOVE him. He is Doctor God to me. Every single time I have been to see him since, he has asked me if I had to wait long. I made an impression for ALL of his patients. He loves me too and has delivered both my grandsons.

    The moral is, when you are annoyed, don’t hold it in, but don’t be angry. Calmly make your point. If the other guy doesn’t like it, tough.

    Have a great day!!

  5. 1. Push 1 for English!
    2. Totally automated phone calls
    3. Calling to complain, getting transfered, repeating, getting transferred, etc.
    4. Calling for information and getting a customer rep that doesn’t speak English very well – very frustrating.
    5. People who do not pick up their dog’s poop! I know tiny dogs have tiny poop but pick it up anyway!
    6. People who use the earth as an ashtray – yuck!

    Thanks for letting me vent.

  6. My sympathies on the dentist- I had one dentist office *cancel* three appointments, without even telling me– in fact, they always assured me the appointments were on when I called– and this place was an hour’s drive from me, and *knew* it.

    Also, why every store has racks and racks of bras in A and B cup sizes, but almost nothing even in C and over. Yes, that’s it. Cater to the women who can actually go without bras every once in a while. Thaaat’s logical.
    And that’s why I get my bras online.:P

  7. Hey Kids!
    Thanks for the support. 🙂

    An occasional bit of venting is good for us, don’t ya think? 😉


  8. Gosh, my rants aren’t as interesting as reading all of these! Lotsa irritating stuff going on all over! Now, why does that cheer me up? lol — guess because now I realize it doesn’t just happen to POOR OL’ ME!

  9. I have to admit, I didn’t know what a curmudgeon was, before I read Carol’s comment!

    I really hate all the automated phone answering prompts it seems all businesses are using these days. Talking to a real person is always so much nicer. 🙂

    xoxo Paulette

  10. Yes, i agree all of those things are a little(sometimes a lot) annoying!!
    I try to just breath too but my hubby isn’t so forgiving,yet i was very proud of him last week when after standing in the checkout line for at least 10 minutes,the cashier decided to announce that she was closed after the person in front of us.
    Oh no i totally thought we were leaving a cart full of groceries behind!! Happily he handled it well and walked the cart to customer service and was checked out right away. Way better decision then needing to return any time soon:)

  11. Hi Ginger

    Nice to “see” you, again! 🙂

    What a great solution to go to customer service when the checkout line closed! I’ll remember that!


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