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 Post subject: "Crotchety Old Man" practice run
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:00 am 
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Hi- True story from a co-worker. He & his wife went to a very expensive, fancy restaurant to celebrate their 50th(!) wedding anniversary recently, it was a "Murphy's Law" night, where all sorts of things were going wrong. My friend was REALLY upset, as this was his & his wife's golden anniversary, and REALLY expensive, to boot! Though the hapless waiter kept apologizing for things he didn't cause & couldn't fix, my friend was cranking up the fussing with every new screw-up. He wanted everything to be just right for this momentous event!
His Dear Wife finally told him to stop being angry with the poor waiter, who couldn't help any of what was going wrong.
My friend then apologized to the waiter, saying that he was sorry, but that he was just practicing for becoming a "Crotchety Old Man".
The waiter said- "Thank You, Sir, I appreciate that, and don't worry, you have gotten it just right"!
My friend & his Dear Wife had a good laugh, and left the waiter a very generous tip!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:31 pm 
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Good luck to him.

I prefer the term "curmudgeon."

Mostly because most of the people I deal with on a day-to-day basis will have to look it up, which puts them to a small amount of trouble, and reinforces the joy I hope my old age will bring to those around me.

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 Post subject: Re: "Crotchety Old Man" practice run
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Duke wrote:
I prefer the term "curmudgeon."Mostly because most of the people I deal with on a day-to-day basis will have to look it up.....:D


rofl
Besides, 'crotchety' sounds so anatomical.
(Cute story, frankenpickle)
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