It’s not really about Obamacare though. The whiners aren’t affected by it. That’s just the complaint du jour.
A couple of weeks back they complained about the government shutdown. Yes, I know, most of us were complaining but the true whiners weren’t affected by that either.
There was the rising cost of gas…at least that was when it was rising. Not a peep now that the cost is down — not even gratitude. Of course it’s hard to have gratitude to the big bad oil companies because somehow this is benefitting them too. There is a conspiracy somewhere.
Before that they were complaining about the weather (it was either too hot or too cold or maybe even both especially if there were hot flashes involved), airline travel (secret desire to get frisked by a hottie thwarted by Big Bertha), Mondays (dang! no one brought donuts!) and being tired.
Of course they also complain about the cost of things, mostly things they don’t need and the cost of eating out. I can commiserate on this one!
They complain about co-workers and bosses alike. They are equal opportunity complainers. No one quite understands them or listens to their superlative ideas that would save the world.
They complain about the adorable puppy that poops on their lawn and yet another Red John series on The Mentalist.
Then there is the approaching holiday season (it’s too commercial they say even as they get into their car to head to the mall) and even worse, the long bland winter after the holiday season.
Complaining is an American pastime. We have taken it to a new level!
So do you recognize yourself in any of those topics? Yep, me too! My new resolution is to keep my whining to a minimum. That means only stupid people and Starbuck’s drive-through issues – and only in good humor!
Happy Veteran’s Day to my brothers, both of whom served!
‘Stop complaining’ graphic from gographic.com and Snoopy from Charles Schulz