I'VE SEEN A LOT OF THEM OVER THE YEARS. Never thought I would be one of them, though. I used to look at them and just shake my head and think, "Come on, it can't be that bad". Now, in my dotage, I realize I am becoming one of them. More and more every day. I just have to shake my head and wonder, Why do they think the neighbors like to hear their cars and motorcycles with no mufflers on them. Or why do they think we like to hear what they call music floating through the air from blocks far away, not to mention next door. Or why do they think we like to hear their kids hollering and screaming at the top of their lungs and calling it fun. Yep, I am becoming one of them, and getting there fast. Sometimes I seem to be on a slippery slope heading there. And just what is it I am becoming? you ask. Or not. Well, whether you ask or not, I will tell you. I am fast becoming a CURMUDGEON. And what's more, I am proud of it. I am getting more like George, the neighbor in Dennis the Menace every day. And I don't really care.
AND THAT'S THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK