Friday, 1 March 2013

It’s a Slippery Slope To Crackpotism

February is done.  Over.  Gone.  So long!  Adios!  Ciao!  Au revoir!  We’re only 20 days away from spring so it’s time to cheer up and stop kvetching because really, some of us (not me), are beginning to sound nuts.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Crabby:             “I hate winter”
Crotchety:         “I hate winter.  Don’t talk to me until April”
Cantankerous:  “I hate winter.  I don’t like summer any better”
Crackpot:          “I hate winter and I’m going to push anyone who likes it under a bus”

I find a chart makes all theories more believable

It’s easy to distinguish the crackpot from the others and of course a crackpot doesn’t have to be a complainer or vice versa (but this is my field of expertise).  

Just crabby or a crackpot?
Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
W. C. Fields

The crackpot normally likes to grab you by the lapels and look you straight in the eye to make a point.  I’m not fussy about people grabbing my lapels – I don’t even have lapels.  I don’t want crackpots touching me at all.

Scrooge was one of the few who after being cantankerous AND a
crackpot, managed a reversal. 
Yay Dickens!

The crabby, crotchety and cantankerous will come up for air once in a while.  You can head for the door.  Even if the crackpot doesn’t have a physical hold on you, he’ll follow you and keep on and on and on….unrelenting.

So, if you find yourself complaining, and people are beginning to look at you as if you just sprouted another head, you might want to back off before you’ve gone too far.  You know what they say....once a crackpot……….

Have a good weekend!


  1. I lie winter better when it's 40 degrees in July and I like Summer better in February

  2. I love all four seasons. Within those seasons I have days of "general crabbiness" if things like ice storms bring down a tree onto my house or a tornado wipes out a neighborhood. I am smiling right up to the point of BOOM or CRASH. My moods can go like this:

  3. Ha ha. Me too. General crabbiness is a matter of fact, I prefer it :)

  4. Now that's original! Not crackpot level yet more than crabby. I like it!