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View Poll Results: Are you a curmudgeon, and if so does it bother you?
I am under 50. I have become more of a curmudgeon and I don't care. 11 13.10%
I am under 50. I have become more of a curmudgeon and sometimes I feel a little guilty about it. 8 9.52%
I am under 50. I have not become more of a curmudgeon. 3 3.57%
I am 50 or over. I have become more of a curmudgeon and I don't care. 23 27.38%
I am 50 or over. I have become more of a curmudgeon and sometimes I feel a little guilty about it. 9 10.71%
I am 50 or over. I have not become more of a curmudgeon. 25 29.76%
I just don't fit into these categories for some reason, or I think the question is poorly designed, but I like to vote in polls! 5 5.95%
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:51 PM   #41
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One thing to say about this curmudgeon stuff. It may be fun, but one had better be and stay married or s/he could get awfully lonesome.

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One thing to say about this curmudgeon stuff. It may be fun, but one had better be and stay married or s/he could get awfully lonesome.
I'm not so sure about that. The majority of us have voted that we feel we are curmudgeons. Quite a few of us, perhaps even the majority of us, are single. But are we all such poor, lonely, pitiful folks? It seems that most of us are quite happy with who we are, and happy with our relationships. Perhaps being a curmudgeon has less to do with snarling at those who you love, and more with speaking up when people you happen to encounter are rude and inconsiderate, as Goonie so beautifully describes:

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Well, gee...lemme see.....Yup, "I have become more of a curmudgeon and I don't care". Used to be that stupid, inconsiderate, or disrespectful people (regardless of age) pissed me off irritated me. But things have changed! They still irritate me, but now I let 'em know about it! I don't try to appease folks any more....I speak my piece, anytime, anywhere....and I just don't really give a rip about what they think about it either!!!

Curmudgeon? Eh, whatever! Folks can call me whatever they like....but they best get the h*ll of my lawn first!

I think that those who do speak up might get it out of their systems. Having vented, there would be more love and affection left within to give to those they care for, in the long run.
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I'm not so sure about that. The majority of us have voted that we feel we are curmudgeons. Quite a few of us, perhaps even the majority of us, are single. But are we all such poor, lonely, pitiful folks? It seems that most of us are quite happy with who we are, and happy with our relationships.


Yes but are our partners happy with us as curmudgeons ? If we are not curmudgeons around them won't they be in for a rude awakening when it slips into the relationship . Maybe we need to poll our SO's and DH's & DF's to see what there reaction is to cranky behavior ?
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Both of us are curmudgeons, so that makes it easy, Moe.

After as many years as I've been with DH, I suspect it is unlikely that I have been remiss in sharing my curmudgeonliness with him.

Want2 has got it right--single, married, what-have-you--curmudgeons don't have to apologize for being curmudgeons, though they might have to pipe down about the kids on the lawn if they are relatives.
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Yes but are our partners happy with us as curmudgeons ? If we are not curmudgeons around them won't they be in for a rude awakening when it slips into the relationship . Maybe we need to poll our SO's and DH's & DF's to see what there reaction is to cranky behavior ?
People aren't necessarily "curmudgeonly" in all aspects of their lives. And they aren't necessarily a curmudgeon around their SO.
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People aren't necessarily "curmudgeonly" in all aspects of their lives. And they aren't necessarily a curmudgeon around their SO.
After all, why WOULD one be curmudgeonly around one's SO, the love of one's life in all probability? It's more reasonable to express one's irritation towards the "stupid, inconsiderate, or disrespectful people (regardless of age)" in an appropriate direction rather than towards one's SO. If someone behaves in a nasty way towards their SO, maybe there is some problem other than curmudgeonry that they need to talk through.
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People aren't necessarily "curmudgeonly" in all aspects of their lives. And they aren't necessarily a curmudgeon around their SO.

So maybe the poll should have a option for occasional curmudgeon behavior ? I think Ha's comment was in reference to a full time curmudgeon like Clint played in Grand Torino .
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Not being a film buff, I didn't see Clint, but I think that "full-time" curmudgeons are probably rare as hen's teeth. All of us have our moments of non-curmdugeon-ness, and I know I save mine mostly for DH--unless he doesn't bring me his gas receipts!

However, I'm pretty sure that my tact supply only lasts until about 9am each day before being exhausted.
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How about I'm over 50, not a curmudgeon, but I am married to one".
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Yes but are our partners happy with us as curmudgeons ? If we are not curmudgeons around them won't they be in for a rude awakening when it slips into the relationship . Maybe we need to poll our SO's and DH's & DF's to see what there reaction is to cranky behavior ?

I warned dh2b about 2 things before he jumped in head first.
One thing I can't post here and the other was that I was very blunt, i.e. no grey areas and I tell it like it is. And I tend to be cynical.
His response was something along the lines of "Oh, TG" and there's no mysterious head game playing to expect, right?
So maybe mild curmudgeon-itis is a good thing.
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If someone behaves in a nasty way towards their SO, maybe there is some problem other than curmudgeonry that they need to talk through.

PMS ?? Throw her some chocolate and see if this remedies the problem !
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I'm not sure but I think for guy curmudgeons you offer s-- not chocolate and it cures the problem ?
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Isn't there a prayer that goes something like, "Keep me reasonably sweet, for a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the Devil"?
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a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.

I'm not this type of person. I hope I never become one.

I love to laugh....life is too short to feel miserable and make others feel that way, IMO....
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I'm not this type of person. I hope I never become one.
....and from what I can tell, you never will become one.
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