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Growing into curmudgeon hood l Off Kilter


Last updated 7/6/2021 at 11:24am

As kids, we all knew an older person who lived in the neighborhood and would scream loudly whenever your ball wound up on their front lawn: “Get off my lawn!”

That, to me, is the absolute definition of someone who has become a curmudgeon. There are many other indications that, whoever you are, you have entered into this realm of adulthood.

There are many reasons why someone becomes a curmudgeon. Most often the person does not even realize that that is who they have “drifted into.” It is a gradual process, much like having your hair turn gray.

You all remember how that went right?...

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