According to Ashleigh, I’ve been grumpy lately. Grumpy? Moi? Would you say I’ve been grumpy? Curt maybe. Possibly a little testy. But grumpy?
Okay, admittedly I have been my usual happy-go-lucky self of late. I’d attributed it to that tricker-than-anticipated script rewrite (Finished today. Thanks for asking.) but, upon further reflection, realized it was a lot of little things in addition to a couple of bigger things. So I set aside a few moments to put together a list of the –
Things That Annoyed Me Today:
Dogs who are too comfy to get up and head out for their final evening constitutional only to get up six hours later, in the early morning, head down to the laundry room, and do their business there.
Waiting for the repairman.
Crows that snag the empty dog food cans out of the recycling bins and leave them on the roof of my garage.
Pedestrians who eschew street corners and crosswalks in favor of stepping out, mid-street, onto oncoming traffic – and then throw you a dirty look if you almost hit them.
People who drive slow in the left lane.
Drivers who signal a left turn, wait through a green, until the light turns yellow, then red – and still don’t make the damn turn!
BP CEO Tony Hayward.
The Los Angeles Lakers.
WordPress being down.
Running out of Greek yogurt.
Morons who do nothing but complain, yet insist their opinions hold some value – and are actually surprised to learn they were tuned out long ago.
Lame afternoon radio personalities.
Lame afternoon radio personalities desperately trying to be funny.
Lame afternoon radio personalities desperately trying to be funny while doing silly voices.
The “staff picks” at my local bookstores.
My local comic shop selling out of the latest installment of The Walking Dead.
So, you see, it was a perfect storm of relatively minor irritations that, in concert, contributed to my grumpy mood – or, more than likely, Ashleigh’s perception that I was grumpy.
Of course, tomorrow will be different. I’m sure I’ll be in a fantastic mood all day.