Is it just me, or has the number of jaded, grumpy people out there increased significantly since last year? A brief stroll through the blogosphere will see you virtually knee-deep in humbugs of the ‘bah’ variety, so I’m beginning to suspect that my perception in this regard may be correct. If this is indeed the case, then I have good reason to be troubled.
To begin with, if everyone is joining the Eeyore Club, this means that my dearly-held default option is starting to become mainstream. Now, I am of the belief that a little cynicism is healthy for the public at large, but for this to degenerate into full-blown curmudgeonhood in more than a select few is simply too strange to contemplate.
What’s the point of being a Grinch when everyone else is one too? Where’s Tiny bloody Tim to kick around when you need him? After all, it’s no fun being a card-carrying misery-guts when there aren’t any joyful optimists left to despise.