Wednesday, February 13, 2019

From an Affable Human to a Kranky Curmudgeon

I'm a very gentle man, 
even tempered and good natured 
who you never hear complain, 
Who has the milk of human kindness 
by the quart in every vein,
A patient man am I, down to my fingertips, 
the sort who never could, ever would,
let an insulting remark escape his lips 
A very ordinary gentle man 
–Lowe, My Fair Lady

But - indifferent and unthinking people have changed my view of life, from a Gentle and Affable Human to a Kranky Curmudgeon  Here is a look at some petty annoyances, or how I turned from an unwilling victim to a grouchy old coot.

Let’s start with the tiresome and lazy expression that is the verbal wheelchair of the retail and service industry:   …“Have a nice day.”   

Which prompts me to recoil and say:  “What do you mean by telling me to having a nice day. If I want to enjoy my day, I will decide to do so – on my own. Your apathetic request is neither welcome nor thoughtful.”    “Wouldn’t this sound a little more pleasant:”

May the garden fairies, 
sprinkle dew kissed pose petals, 
on the path of your life!

Or as my southern aunts would say so delightfully: 

“Land sakes a mercy, y’all come back soon - heah,  an bring the childr’n.”

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