Now that Christmas is over I can put away my smiley mask & go back to my "old git" persona! But when did I start to be such a moaner? For many years I was happy to stand in the background & let others' opinions wash over me like the tide, not trusting my own. As my other posts probably reveal nowadays I do not suffer fools gladly & am far from afraid of expressing my opinion, even if I set myself up as an Aunt Sally. This morning I found myself annoyed at Sky news because one of the captions had a miss spelt "sucessful" which had been allowed to be transmitted around the world - not for the first time - only being calmed when Naz the weather girl appeared in one of her zipper dresses.
I now complain when I get poor service, will express my point of view at dinners, even though it might not be the popular one ( I remember the outrage I caused soon after Madeleine McCann disappeared by putting forward the theory that her parents might have had something to do with it). The other day I was returning from town when, after negotiating a roundabout, a van decided to drive dangerously close behind me, about 5 feet. He could not pass me as conditions would not allow. After a little while I felt that something needed to be said as NO ONE has the right to put my life in danger, so I stopped! Then I got out to ask his reason for his behaviour to which his reply was that I was the dangerous driver as I had failed to use my indicators at the roundabout! As I was going straight across & was in the right hand lane & nobody was waiting I didn't see the need, which may or may not be the correct way, but I don't think in that circumstance it could have been considered dangerous & I said so.
I tell those who make the mistake of listening my opinions on the poor quality of TV, not being a cook or interested in B list celebrities &, oh, so many things....
I'm now 54, so do I qualify?