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An ailment that knows no socioeconomic boundaries or demographic pigeonholes. Like acne and dandruff, Old Fart Syndrome can affect us all at one time or another and can strike when we least expect it. This week's Friday 5 questions help us assess our susceptibility.
- What’s something you have a grumpy old person’s attitude about? These papery-blog things called books. I'm all for technology, but I really don't want electronic books to totally take the place of paper ones. Yes, I like the portability of e-books and the convenience of audio books, but there is still something personal about having a real book. There's something comforting about turning the pages of a favorite tome. I want kids to still know how to learn when the power goes off.
- What is evidence of your not being a completely grumpy old person? I don't hock my pants all the way to my armpits. I still wear my own teeth. I hate watching the news. I don't play Farmville. I still like to rock.
- What’s something in your wardrobe that might qualify as old people’s attire? I guess my "maw-maw" shades. I've got a pair of those sunshades that go over a pair of glasses that my friends tease me about wearing. I do have a few pieces in my wardrobe that are a little matronly. I try not to wear them out anywhere.
- When during the week do you tend to be your grumpiest? It's not really a certain point in the week, but a certain time of the month...if you know what I mean.
- Who in your family is most often in a bad mood, and who’s most often in a good mood? Our family is a fun loving bunch for the most part. We do have a chosen few who seem to find no joy in anything and get upset when any of us find a reason to be happy. We simply ignore them and go on.