Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Since we turned 50 we have been particularly grumpy. Not sure why - just happened.

We do a really good turn in grumpy. It requires lots of humphing, short sentences, sniffing and long sighs and considerable use of scowls and other wrinkly facial expressions like frowns.

Things that make us grumpy
People who leave behind pubic hairs on the toilet seat,

We only get ungrumpy when the sun is shining, if we have a cold beer or a nice wine in our hand or we happen to be dining on oysters whitebait and paua patties. And we do get a bit of them apart from the sunshine.

We also smile while we make bread and cook cakes. And when we finally retire for the evening with a really really good book.

It was with much interest that we read that we are an early adapter to the years of grumpiness.

We are two years ahead of our time...

Britons find being older than 52 is nothing to laugh about because that's the age when they start becoming grumpy, according to a survey.

The poll of 2,000 Britons found those over 50 laughed far less than their younger counterparts and complained far more.

While infants laughed up to 300 times a day, that figure had fallen to an average of six laughs by teenage years and only 2.5 daily chuckles for those over 60, the survey for cable TV channel Dave found.

Men were also found to be grumpier than women.

One reason for the decline in mirth might be the lack of joke-telling skills.

Thing is despite that fact that we are well practiced in the not very subtle art of grumping,for us its a quality thing - not quantity.

So by the age of 52 we recon we will really be able to scowl good and humph with the best of them .


kehua said...

I lie the bit about requiring lots of humping.

Keeping Stock said...

Representing the ripe old age of 55, I couldn't agree more. My pet hate is waitresses who hover around until you've had your first mouth-ful of food, then ask you "Are youse enjoying youse dinner?"