Apparently, there's more to this griping thing than just unburdening myself about things that bug me. Sometimes the gripes have power...and in a negative fashion.
Take today, for example. All day long, and indeed all yesterday and the day before, too, it's been raining here. Roads are washed out, basements filling, and still it keeps raining and raining and raining.
This isn't just a warm spring rain. It's a true nor-easter and rivers and ponds everywhere are overflowing their banks.
And the temperature is low...37 degrees here right now...and the winds are wicked. So not only is it wet, it's also cold and miserable.
"Oh, well," I've tried to comfort myself. "At least it's not snow."
You can imagine the rest.
Yup...now it's snowing. (sigh)
Maybe I should complain about how heavy a million dollars is, or gripe about the rudeness of Robert Redford knocking on my door and wanting to meet me. Heck, you never know!