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Old 05-13-2016, 04:53 AM   #1
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It occurs to me that many of the threads here devolve into some form of "You kids get off my lawn!" LOL

So I thought I'd do a poll. I'm mostly curious to see how many of the members are my parents' age - or my kids'...
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How come you stopped at 99? What, you don't think anyone can make it to triple digits around here? Typical.
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Geez..I just submitted my 'vote', and I'm the oldest one to do so......thus far.....guess the other old farts are still trying to get out of bed.
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Geez..I just submitted my 'vote', and I'm the oldest one to do so......thus far.....guess the other old farts are still trying to get out of bed.
Or maybe they're just getting to bed after partying all night
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It occurs to me that many of the threads here devolve into some form of "You kids get off my lawn!" LOL
And what is the matter with keeping your own kids in your own lawn. And keeping them quiet in a restaurant.

It's pretty easy to just tie their show laces together to keep them at home.
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It occurs to me that many of the threads here devolve into some form of "You kids get off my lawn!" LOL

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Just now stating to read the forum this morning "because" I've been mowing my lawn and fixing some fence line since before 7am this morning. Stopped mowing last night at 9pm. Will pick it up again about 6 tonight.

So yes, they (kids and adults) better stay off my lawn.

btw, so far the age distribution is a little lower than what I expected for this forum, but so far there are only 37 votes.
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Now you have to extrapolate from potentially unrelated data. Wouldn't it have been more scientific to just do a "grumpiness" poll? "How grumpy are you on a scale of 1 to 5?"

1) I'm so relentlessly cheerful, I have to wear lead shoes to keep me from floating away.
2) Rainy days and Mondays always get me down, but the rest of the week? I'm up for anything!
3) I'm OK most of the time, but after putting up with my brother-in-law for more than an hour, I always need a drink.
4) Oh sheez, there goes that neighbor girl in her shorty-shorts. What a little chippy. Who does she think she is?
5) You brought me freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies? Hmph. I think I see nuts in there. What's wrong with you? You KNOW I can't have nuts!
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I almost clicked 50-59, then remembered I'm older than that now. It keeps changing.....
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I'm "only" 55, but I'm definitely taking ER as my license to LET MY GRUMP FLAG FLY.
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btw, so far the age distribution is a little lower than what I expected for this forum, but so far there are only 37 votes.
maybe because of those who think they are younger than they really are, and thereby vote accordingly.
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I'll be 68 in less than a month, and I have definitely noticed myself getting grumpier.

On the other hand, for some reason it pleases me to be grumpier now - - so it's not entirely a bad change from my point of view.

So get off my lawn! I actually, literally chased a ten year old boy off my lawn a week or two ago BTW.
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btw, so far the age distribution is a little lower than what I expected for this forum, but so far there are only 37 votes.
It's a little higher than I expected. I thought that 40- and 50-somethings would be the biggest groups, since those are the ones who are starting to think about ER or have recently pulled the trigger. That was the time period when I was most involved in the forum, since I had a lot to learn and figure out.
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Now you have to extrapolate from potentially unrelated data. Wouldn't it have been more scientific to just do a "grumpiness" poll? "How grumpy are you on a scale of 1 to 5?"

1) I'm so relentlessly cheerful, I have to wear lead shoes to keep me from floating away.
2) Rainy days and Mondays always get me down, but the rest of the week? I'm up for anything!
3) I'm OK most of the time, but after putting up with my brother-in-law for more than an hour, I always need a drink.
4) Oh sheez, there goes that neighbor girl in her shorty-shorts. What a little chippy. Who does she think she is?
5) You brought me freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies? Hmph. I think I see nuts in there. What's wrong with you? You KNOW I can't have nuts!
Ok, at this rate of "grumpiness" I think you are going to need to go to at least 10 examples to cover most people.
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I'll be 68 in less than a month, and I have definitely noticed myself getting grumpier.

On the other hand, for some reason it pleases me to be grumpier now - - so it's not entirely a bad change from my point of view.

So get off my lawn! I actually, literally chased a ten year old boy off my lawn a week or two ago BTW.


I saw you and couldnt believe it! But don't you think you took it a bit too far when you continued chase in your car?

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Really? I thought the cookie sneerer was pretty terrible! I've actually met all of these folks, so I was just trying to keep it real

I invite you to add 5 examples of even worse grumpiness that we are likely to commit as we age.

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Ok, at this rate of "grumpiness" I think you are going to need to go to at least 10 examples to cover most people.
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I saw you and couldnt believe it! But don't you think you took it a bit too far when you continued chase in your car?

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There you go! That's me but not looking as grumpy as usual, probably because of the gun.
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