Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Do You Always Look on The Bright Side of Life.

The last post I wrote was a miserable rant in many ways and I was amazed at the positive comments I received. Seemingly many of you feel like me concerning the injustices in the world and the fools and the greedy so and so's out there. I try not to be too gloomy too often. So I was not a little surprised to come across a draft dated March 2009. Seemingly I never posted this effort, perhaps the mood lightened.
'They don't call me Grumpy Old Ken for nothing. I'm sitting here because it's raining like hell and I was going out. Plus we got wet through at the football. Not a bad match but we really ought to have won. The cookers packed up and they wanted well over two hundred pounds to fix it. I have had to buy a new one and Curry's messed me around concerning delivery. Plus when it did arrive they couldn't fit it for technical reasons they should have told me about in the shop. Plus I've had to get someone else to fit the darned thing. Now I've got to go back to Curry's as I paid in vouchers so now they owe me money for non fitting. Our motorhome leaks and has to be sorted, less than a year old. Plus it's being recalled anyway, I think for the fourth time, I've lost count. My teeth need doing, and the bill, already mounting, will be astronomical. I can't sell my house, on the market since August, the offers have been derisory, and I've found some damp in our new home that will need sorting. I bought a greenhouse in the week to cheer myself up and half the bits are missing. My knees ache and my breathing could be better; the doctor's surgery was full, made me feel ten times worse. The TV licence is due and the car tax, insurance and gas and electricity bills not far behind. My moods not improved by a nail in my tyre and a mark on the van courtesy of some fool in a public car park. Thank God I've no cat to get fleas or dog to get rabies.
Fast forward to July 2010.
The house eventually sold and if it didn't make a fortune, so what, many would love a house to sell. Someone fetched the old cooker for spares (Freecycle) so it did someone some good. I can still walk and am still alive though bits fall off with regular monotony. The bills still hover and the teeth still 'bover' plus the damps still there, but who cares in the middle of summer. The wife, the kids and the grandchildren are still lovely, it's nearly the new football season and only 157 days to Christmas! Is your glass half full or half empty.

19 comments:

the fly in the web said...

Has to be half full...daren't contemplate the half empty option!

Anita said...

I couldn't help but smile while watching that video. :)

Nancy J. Parra said...

The half empty/half full depends on the day and my mood. lol. Most of the time I just want a drink!

Cheers~

Valerie said...

Currently my glass is half empty... but that could change when things get sorted. We've recently been in a mix-up with Comet, which makes a change from Currys. And on top of that the arthritis decided to spread. But hey ho, tomorrow is another day.....

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slommler said...

I am mostly a half fully kind of girl! But I do have my bad days!!
I will drink a toast to that one!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Mark said...

Half full - very much so.

Freda said...

I try to be half full but it's not always easy. Amazing how time does heal.

diney said...

I'm usually a half full type, at present it's almost full to the brim as I'm having a great holiday in the USA and everyone over here keeps saying 'have a nice day' so it becomes a mantra!Perhaps we should do this in Blighty to stop everyone looking so miserable, often underpinned by the temperamental weather I honestly think. Over here the recession hit particularly badly too (In Florida and California the housing market hit ground zero and thousands lost jobs, thousands have had houses re possessed) yet they still seem to have an innate optimism, keeping them shrugging with a smile that things will get better, and have a nice day in the sunshine. Simple view but I really do think it helps the gloom, speaking as oine who lost her jib due to the recessiin, and husband's business nearly folded too. Sunny days are ahead! So, yes - I tend towards the half full - or I would curl up in a corner.

Masia Mum said...

Hi GOK
I've just started blogging and am being selective on whose blogs I follow as I really want to retain my sense of humour even when I am having a rant or reading someone else's blog mutterings.

Please have a look at comment on my blogs Life after Sixty and www.transportationpoet.blogspot.com
come and laugh at life with me.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

fly in the web
True, and your lifestyle etc suggests a positive person.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Anita
Glad you liked it, some find it offensive.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Nancy
All very true! I'll drink to that!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Valerie
Tomorrow, true. Arthritis is not funny, Keep taking the tablets and have a beer or whisky as well!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

slommler
Cheers!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Mark
Very positive as always!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Freda
You are a very positive lady, keep it up.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

diney
Welcome. You are obviously a positive person so you'll be ok. Enjoy the holiday, different from beautiful Northumberland.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

masia Mum
welcome! My sense of humour is not to everyone's taste. love to know what you think of Monday's post.

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