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Originally Posted by bobperry
I hear you. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago but when I got in to see the specialist he said "You have prostatitis. Go home and take these pills." Meanwhile I had spent three weeks thinking I was dieing.
Hope yours went away like mine.
I've been dealing with an idiot tonight.
A woman wants me to tell her the headroom and berth length on the Valiant 32. I told her I designed that boat over 30 years ago. I did not memorize it. She said "Maybe I thought you had those numbers at your finger tips."
Maybe this finger.
I suggested to her that if she wanted detailed , accurate info on that boat she should become a consultation client and pay for my services.
I got some lippy **** back from her.
I'm always happy to help when people recognize my efforts over the years and that now at 65 years of age I am a true professional.
Holy Cow! what do I have to do?
So inoder to make myseklf feel better I emailed another guy back, who wanted info on a boat I did not dfesign and I gave him free lifetime consultation.
He'll probably email me back and say, "No thanks."
Bob, me too - I think it must happen to all of us geezers.
My wife keeps whispering "remember your Karma" when I start bitching - in my case, usually about timid, dithery, incompetent drivers.
By the way, does anyone know how old you have to be to legitimately be referred to as a Curmudgeon? I always wanted to be a curmudgeonly old man but I'm not even 60 yet.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.