Saturday, 24 December 2005

“Grrr!” “Ssshhhh!”

This grumpy old woman has been told she could not be grumpy just now (she wishes she could stop being ‘old’ so easily) so today she will use someone else's cynical words:

“Do not pick up other people's rubbish. It looks a bit obsessive/eccentric... We are suspicious of people who do good things for no reason. Anyone who departs from the principle of overt self-interest is simply weird.” (Lynne Truss in Talk to the Hand)

Let's hope there are lots of ‘weird’ people in the world!

Merry Christmas to All!


  1. Merry Christmas to you, J. My favorite grumpy old (oh, really. please.) woman! xoxo

  2. My best holiday wishes to you J, and hope it's a perfectly "weird" day for you.

  3. I'm sorry, what did you say...
    I was busy listening to me.

    Merry Christmas Miss J!

  4. LOL - well, don't strain yourself!

    Thanks for providing a bright spot of intelligence in the murky blogosphere. ((((J))))

    How's this as a credo for the cranky? ...

    The Paradoxical Commandments (by Kent Keith, 1968):

    "People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    If you give the world your best you may get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world your best anyway."

  5. Thank you very much, ladies! xoxoxo

    D, I'm so glad Xmas comes but once a year! Think of what it would do to my reputation otherwise. LOL!

    I love those Commandments. Two or three there I can't keep, but I'm glad others do. :-)


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