"I'd just like to know what in hell is happening, that's all! I'd like to know what in hell is happening! Do you know what in hell is happening?"
"You have irritable-spouse syndrome."
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"It started out with lactose, but now he's intolerant of everything."
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"Don't make me send over the bad waitress."
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"Oh, not much. Just sitting here sifting through an old scrapbook of past injustices and imagined slights."
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The Terrible Forty-Twos
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"The forecast for today is grumpy."
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"Don't think for a minute that I've mellowed!"
Tags:age, aged, ageing, ages, old age, elderly, elder, elders, curmudgeon, curmudgeonly, cranky, irritable, deathbed, death bed, death-bed, die, dying, died, terminal, inheritance, mellow, mellowing, end of life, families, hospital, hospitals, bad news, good news and bad news, will, the will, last will, medicine, prevention, preventative
"Hello. This is Dial-a-Grump. What the hell do you want?"
Tags:phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, conversation, conversations, service, phone service, phone services, customer service, grump, grumps, grumpy, grouch, grouches, grouchy, moody, bad mood, irritable, old, elderly, old people, elderly people, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting older, getting old, growing old, old age, old man, old men
"Let me see if I have it correctly, sir. To hell with the appetizer. A chopped sirloin that damn well better be rare. No goddam relish tray. Who cares which salad dressing, since they all taste like sludge?"
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, dining out, eating out, meal, meals, food, eating, dining, waiter, waiters, server, servers, waitress, waitresses, service, customer service, order, orders, ordering, menu, menus, double checking, double check, grump, grumps, grumpy, grouch, grouches, grouchy, moody, bad mood, irritable, old, elderly, old people, elderly people, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting older, getting old, growing old, old age, old man, old men, insulting, rude
"See Grouchy? We haven't missed a thing – the score is still nothing to nothing."
"Now, that wasn't so hard, was it?"
Tags:feelings, mood, moods, emotion, emotions, emotional, identify, identifies, identifying, bad mood, out of sorts, irritable, angry, furious, outraged, tantrum, tantrums, temper tantrum, temper tantrums, emotional, grump, grumps, grumpy, therapist, therapists, therapy, psychologist, psychologists, psychology, mental health
"You used to be so prickly. What happened?"
"Now here's all this mythology about how I'm crabby."