I’ve been asked this question so many times, it’s rather upsetting. Sure, there are times that I’m upset about something, but I don’t make it a habit. (I am allowed to be upset, when it’s actually warranted, right? ………)
I’m old …. 56 years now and who knows where they all went. I certainly don’t have 56 years worth of memories to look back upon. Spose – I’m Awesome – YouTube
I’m overweight…. It’s only 30 pounds or so, but it’s enough to make me uncomfortable, both physically and mentally. But it doesn’t bother me enough to get off my fat ass and exercise. Allan Sherman’s “Overweight People” (“Over the Rainbow”) – YouTube
I’m tired… Take the first 2 points that I’ve written about, add them together, then factor in being a mechanic, and of course I’m tired. Multiply that by not getting a good night’s sleep (most nights) and now you’re starting to understand how I feel. Ten Interesting Facts About The Beatles I’m So Tired – YouTube
I seem to have a “resting bitch face”… Just because I’m not smiling ear-to-ear with a shit-eating grin does NOT mean I’m mad. In fact, people who smile all the damn time annoy me. Most people on TV, especially the news shows, are *always* smiling, because it’s their job to smile, especially while telling you something bad. “It’s going to be 109 degrees today, stay cool! 🙂 ” Oh, go fuck yourself, would ya. That’d be great. The Resting Bitch Face Monologue – YouTube
I’m sexually frustrated… Who isn’t right? It’s very natural for your sex life to slow down as you get older, and quite frankly, we’re older. And this isn’t a dig against my wife, honest. What I’m talking about is sex in general – It’s really been quite a let-down when compared to how it’s advertised to be. Sex sells and advertisers know this, so they use it in ways to grab your attention, and to get you feeling all warm inside….. about their product. But the act of sex itself is usually not all that it’s cracked up to be (no pun intended). It exists as a wonderful thing …. in our mind.
I’m in debt… And the rest of my family does not see this as a HUGE hurdle that WE MUST get over. IMMEDIATELY. Yes, you might be quite content to “make ends meet” for one more month, but I’m not. I can see, plain as day, how our financial burden is holding us back. It’s limiting our ability to do things that we want to do. It’s a STRANGLEHOLD, and everyone who believes in capitalism wants us to STAY in debt. I’m in debt up to my eyeballs… – YouTube
I have no retirement fund… I made the (incorrect) assumption that when I got old I’d have a pension of some sort. But pensions are a thing of the past, done away by capitalism’s ever reaching grip to drag more cash out of your wallet, from every direction. I’m 55 with Zero Saved for Retirement! – YouTube
I’m depressed… For me, writing was recommended as a form of “therapy”; a way to get all those ideas out of my head. And while it works in that respect, it does NOT work to *actually solve* any of the problems that cause me to have those thoughts. It might, if the people that I write about (1) read my posts, and (2) changed their ways based on my writing. But so far, I see no evidence of that ever happening. Maybe I need medication.
I’m sleep deprived … Between the sleep apnea, my wife’s snoring, MY OWN SNORING, the Animal Conspiracy, and a variety of other things, I’m lucky to get 6 hours of sleep at night. Who wouldn’t be grumpy, given this situation?
The older I get, the less willing I am to put up with other people’s stupidity… And yes, THIS is the big one. My parents taught me “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all“, which is a really nice way of saying “SHUT THE FUCK UP!!” Well, I’m tired of shutting up, I’ve had it up to *HERE* listening to everyone else, and quite frankly, I’m done being Mr. Nice Guy.
NETWORK, Sidney Lumet, 1976 – I’m Mad As Hell and I’m Not Gonna Take This Anymore! – YouTube