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Hammes: Grouchy Or Impatient?

Age and patience are inversely related. That is, the older we are the less patience we have. That’s my theory at least. Besides, saying one has less patience sounds so much nicer that saying a person is a grouch. Grouchy old men are, well, just grouches. Nobody likes grouches. But an impatient old guy is in an entirely different category. People who witness a wrinkle-face with little time to waste suspect the guy has an important place to be. That or he has a prostrate problem. Either way, impatience garners some sympathy. Grouchy old men engender disdain. All this occurred the other day as the border guard continued his lecture. The kid, complete with badge and gun, was not old enough to date my daughter but that didn’t stop him from rambling on and on about the proper etiquette for motorists at the U.S. border/Dan Hammes, St. Maries Gazette Record. More here.

Question: Would you describe yourself as occasionally grouchy or impatient?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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