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Can you cure a grump?

(20 Posts)
Frontpaw Sun 04-Nov-12 11:36:20

And I don't mean and Oscar the Grouch tye cute grump.

amillionyears Sun 04-Nov-12 13:54:35

hmm, What is he grumpy about?
And has he always been that way, or is he worse as he gets older.

bonzo77 Sun 04-Nov-12 14:11:17

I don't think so. They tend to get worse. Sometimes you can avoid the grumpiness by treading on eggshells, but this doesn't work long term as the grump's grump threshold just gets lower. I would say...

leave the bastard.

<never said that before emoticon>

Frontpaw Sun 04-Nov-12 14:35:35

Hmmm. My grandfather was grumpy but quite funny with it - he'd be in full rant about someone hiding his slippers or cane or somesuch, and we'd all end up howling with laugher (him included) as he would catch himself ranting.

HorridHeffalumpsWickedWoozles Sun 04-Nov-12 14:36:06

Nope. Once a grump always a grump. It gets worse with age too sad

I love my grump, but I do often want to beat him with a happy stick when he's having a grumble.

thenightsky Sun 04-Nov-12 14:55:45

No... they just get grumpier with age.

Tis the reason my vodka consumption is going up.

amillionyears Sun 04-Nov-12 14:58:26

I have realised you havent actually said who is the grump you are talking about?

pictish Sun 04-Nov-12 15:06:27

Define 'grump'.

susiedaisy Sun 04-Nov-12 15:08:33

No you can't, once a grump always a grump, its ingrained in them like the writing in a stick of rock!!

Grumpla Sun 04-Nov-12 15:09:56

I am what I am.

AmberLeaf Sun 04-Nov-12 15:11:44

I don't think so.

I also think 'grump' tends to be code for 'cold, unfeeling, bordering emotionally abusive arsehole'

BluelightsAndSirens Sun 04-Nov-12 15:12:07

Do they really get worse?


pictish Sun 04-Nov-12 15:16:48

That's what I'm wondering Amber.

There are grumps like Rory McGrath and Stephen Fry expostulating their peeves with wit and sharp observation, making us chuckle knowingly, and there are miserable, rude, aggressive tossers that drag everything down and suck the joy out of it .

Which are we dealing with?

amillionyears Sun 04-Nov-12 15:20:12

Grumpla? Are you saying that you are unable to change your behaviour at all?

fuzzpig Sun 04-Nov-12 15:26:01

Depends if the grump actually wants to change.

AmberLeaf Sun 04-Nov-12 15:37:23

Yes Pictish!

Knowing which one you are dealing with is key.

Grumpla Sun 04-Nov-12 16:12:58

For me "Grump" is the result of years of hard work.

Started off as a depressive judgemental emotionally abusive arsehole. Hated myself. Didn't much like anyone else. Decided to improve.

Am now just a bit grumpy.

TA-DAAAAAA!!!! grin

AmberLeaf Sun 04-Nov-12 16:16:24

Well done on your self improvement Grumpla grin

amillionyears Sun 04-Nov-12 16:31:26

Well that is actually very good Grumpla. Well done!

Grumpla Sun 04-Nov-12 16:43:44

<curtsies> smile

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