WDP — Complaint Department

What do you complain about the most?

Talk about interesting timing. Just yesterday I published this post about what a total shitshow January was for me and I promised to minimize such whiny, complaining posts going forward. Then today the WordPress Daily Prompt asks what I complain about the most.

Well, aside from my month from hell and everything that went with it, I’m a septuagenarian. You know, I’m in my 70s. And being in my 70s, I’ve earned the right to be a grumpy old man.

I’ve earned the right to complain about politics and how the Republican Party has been taken over by far right idiots who seem hell-bent on destroying, rather than preserving, our American democracy.

I have earned the right to complain about religious conservatives who are on a mission to make everyone embrace their own version of morality and human behavior while hypocritically claiming to be the champions of individual freedoms.

I’ve earned the right to complain about the corrupt criminal justice system that lets rich, white men skate; about the social injustice directed toward not only people of color in America, but also toward woman (abortion rights) and the LBGT community; about a society that values gun ownership over human lives; about living in the richest country in the world, but which has one the highest poverty rates among developed nations; about giving tax cuts to large corporations and the wealthiest, while so many people are homeless.

I’ve earned the right to complain about whatever the fuck I want to complain about. And if you don’t like it, feel free to contact the complaint department.

41 thoughts on “WDP — Complaint Department

  1. writerravenclaw February 1, 2023 / 10:03 am

    My husband would agree with you there, and that he has the right to be a grumpy old man. My granddaughter even calls him grumpy duck instead of granddad.

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  2. newepicauthor February 1, 2023 / 10:16 am

    You go ahead and speak your mind Fandango and soon I will be joining you as a septuagenarian.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam February 1, 2023 / 11:10 am

    Go Fandango 👏

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  4. Marleen February 1, 2023 / 11:22 am

    I complain about the same things you do. Plus, technology (bet you just forgot about that at the moment). Sadly, with my dad gone, my birth family has now qualified. Who are these people? (I’ve decided to seek counseling, but there are many illogical — which lack of logic is supposedly ironic but isn’t really at all — technological hurdles, which are slowing me down. I want to meet in person. I still have to use this stupid gateway that doesn’t seem to know I have quite a number of visits for which I don’t have to pay? That’s only one of the computer problems.)

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    • Marleen February 1, 2023 / 8:44 pm

      In the category of social injustice, I’d put the absence (in the United States) of guaranteed paid family leave at least for childbearing women but perhaps for any new parent of a baby (biological or adopted) and maybe a shorter time for new parents of an older child.

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      • Fandango February 1, 2023 / 9:10 pm

        Good addition.


    • Fandango February 1, 2023 / 8:47 pm

      Oh, right. Technology. I did miss that one.


  5. msjadeli February 1, 2023 / 12:03 pm

    Have you been watching Colbert talk about George Santos? Really really good stuff.

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  6. cagedunn February 1, 2023 / 3:04 pm

    It’s called COFS – cranky old fart syndrome. Highly contagious. I got it a while ago …

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  7. Stine Writing and Miniatures February 1, 2023 / 4:38 pm

    I thought of you yesterday…I went to visit my dad and one of the healthcare workers and I were talking and she was telling me that her mother was laid up. Apparently, she had a blood vessel rupture in her leg which was making the whole left side of her body numb. Then on top of that she fell and then broke that same side hip, hence why I thought of you. Anyhow, she goes on to say that her mother is having seizures out of the blue and the doctors have no idea why. I tried to give her my support and asked, “How old is your mom?” 55! What! That is almost my age! I thought she was going to say at least in her 70s or 80s!

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  8. jilldennison February 1, 2023 / 6:46 pm

    Hear, hear!!! (Or is it ‘Here, here’?) I agree with every single word!!!

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    • Fandango February 1, 2023 / 9:07 pm

      Thanks, Jill. And it’s “Hear, hear!” 😉

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      • jilldennison February 1, 2023 / 10:09 pm

        Thanks, Fandango! I’ve always been a bit confused by that! You feeling better?

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        • Fandango February 1, 2023 / 10:28 pm

          All things considered, I’m feeling okay. Better is yet to come, I hope.

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          • jilldennison February 2, 2023 / 8:09 pm

            Indeed it is! A month from now, you’ll be good as new! Well … okay … maybe not THAT good, but definitely better.

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  9. Renard Moreau February 1, 2023 / 7:15 pm

    🙂 Hmm. Why do I get the feeling that this was your most favourite WordPress prompt?

    For your sake, I hope that the month of February treats you way better than January did.

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    • Fandango February 1, 2023 / 9:09 pm

      I hope so, too, Renard. And yes, I enjoyed this WordPress prompt.

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  10. Lou Carreras February 1, 2023 / 7:23 pm

    I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore! Just stay away from darkly lit boardrooms.

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  11. Marilyn Armstrong February 1, 2023 / 9:06 pm

    I totally agree. What’s the point of getting old if you can’t whine and snivel about it? Go for it!

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  12. CARAMELODY February 1, 2023 / 10:30 pm

    How are you doing? Been thinking of you Fandango!

    Other than paying my taxes and obeying laws – I try to just live my life with the knowledge the current government is on a temporary contract and will soon be redundant. I just live by principles I know are more solid.

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    • Fandango February 1, 2023 / 10:32 pm

      Thanks for asking, Mel. I’ve been better, but I’m doing okay and hopefully I’ll be feeling a lot better by this time next month.


  13. Dan February 2, 2023 / 6:55 pm

    I feel your pain with all this. I’ve had to separate myself from a lot of the news about these insane people. It’s overwhelming.

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  14. mosop.p February 4, 2023 / 6:59 am

    Iam complaining about a tough economic state of my country😖

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