- Mar 28, 2012
I have nothing to add except that I support generalized grumpiness.
It’s not grumpiness dag nabbit..what in tarnation??? It’s one of th worse cases of nostalgia I have ever seen….to th brewpubs! We need to quaff down a brew to see us thru! Or, grab a couple of growlers n head to th mountains and remember back in those thrilling days of yesteryear,I have nothing to add except that I support generalized grumpiness.
What you are feeling is probably normal Hugh.
I imagine Great-Grandad McScat probably thought the same thing when he kept getting past by those automobiles whilst he was riding to the saloon on his horse. As previously mentioned its all in the name of progress. Definitely good progress for some, but for people set in their ways like you and me it can be somewhat uncomfortable.
I know you would not have any experience with this but I feel the same way about cell phones. I have a smart phone for work, but most of the time I still use a flip phone. . . to make phone calls. When I see people out at dinner, at their jobs, or even driving there is always someone looking at their phone. I have the urge to grab those phones, throw them, and tell people to take in the world around them. I know they are a useful tool in so many ways, but I am very glad I grew up in a time when cell phones, computers, and cameras everywhere were not major factors in life. I believe it is one of the reasons I grew to appreciate all the subtleties of nature and my place within it. Its probably also the reason I was not in jail for mischief and shenanigans at a tender age, but those are stories for another thread.
This isn't good for me. I started ranting like a crazy old man when I hit 40, who knows what I might be like when I hit 60.You will notice a big uptick in your shit detector about the 60 year mark and thereafter you can rant about just about anything and people write it off as some crazy old man and ignore it. You’ll love it
Now neither of yew fellers better be usin one of those gps thingys! I had better see a compass n big ole paper map other than thoseI’m packin
I will buy you a pair of cheater glasses so ya can see a normal sized compass , that way with that giant compass of yours left at home, I can carry th steaks to grill at th campsite..don’t worry..won’t be on of those ELECTRIC grill! Wonder I should pack a steak or two hundred or so for th Grizzlies?I'm bringing a compass the size of a grandfather clock. We can tie it to your pack, and if you'll walk in front of me along the way, I can bark out directions - little to the left, little to the right, straight ahead.
I will buy you a pair of cheater glasses so ya can see a normal sized compass , that way with that giant compass of yours left at home, I can carry th steaks to grill at th campsite..don’t worry..won’t be on of those ELECTRIC grill! Wonder I should pack a steak or two hundred or so for th Grizzlies?