Doom & Gloom

The world is full of doom and gloom:

  • The world is ending…
  • Global warming is upon us….
  • Food costs are escalating….
  • Fuel for heating is running out….
  • Pensioners are living far too long…
  • The world is full of scroungers…
  • Bankers are all thieves…..
  • Politicians are vile people….

Take your pick out of that bunch of sweeties, I’ll stick with a boiled egg and some soldiers.

“Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head.
Raise the rent and kick them out!”
– Robert Tew

Our topic Doom & Gloom was chosen for us today by Padmini, I wonder how she will deal with it? Now I suggest you trickle along to see what the other active members have to share on the subject this week: Anu, Delirious, Maxi, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox, OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, Rohit Shackman speaks, The Old Fossil, Will Knott.

25 thoughts on “Doom & Gloom

  1. Ursula

    “Raise the rent and kick them out”. That’s the spirit, Grannymar.

    I have had occasion before to observe you showing true compassion for the unfortunate. Why not snuggle up to Oscar Wilde in the gutter and gaze at the stars? He might even lend you his coat.


  2. Grannymar Post author

    Ursula – I have no desire to snuggle up to anyone in a gutter, my winter coat keeps me plenty warm, thank you.

    Ramana – Which instructions were they?

  3. Nick

    The media is full of doom-laden predictions, but a good half of them turn out to be either exaggerations or total nonsense. Best to take them all with a grain of salt and pour yourself a generous glass of wine.

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Maxi – I only read that quote this morning and thought it would be suitable for the post today.

    shackman – I am sure I’ll be well gone when the sky falls in.

    WWW – So true.

    Nick – Now that sounds like a good idea.

  5. padmum

    Why raise the rent! Keep it unoccupied and enjoy your space!! Lovely blog and I am not going to praise you for you know–you may get a ‘…..’ head!! Ha, ha!

  6. Nancy

    Wait just a minute, Grannymar..Don’t be so quick saying you have no desire to snuggle up with anyone in a gutter.

    I would snuggle up with George Clooney or Brad Pitt ANYWHERE! How about you?

  7. Grannymar Post author

    BWT – Too true. As my late mother-in-law used to say: ‘They stick like S&^t to a blanket’!

    Delores – It was a new one to me.

  8. Grannymar Post author

    Padmini – Please don’t. A ‘…..’ head would only make more space for someone to invade! 😆

    Nancy – Well now…. If I were to snuggle up with George Clooney, I would expect him to provide a comfortable couch. This gal has her standards, you know!! 😉

  9. Grannymar Post author

    Debra – Too right about the negativity, and I try hard to keep away from it.

    Tilly – Your hubby is a wise man!

  10. Cathy in NZ

    I just recently decided that “shouldering a pile” of uncompleted things, ideas not moved along and such like things that had to be dealt with…of course, some of the pile will never move off the shoulder or the should -do-[er] pile but it’s fun trying…

  11. Alice

    I decided to chuck off the idea of trying to do always what I “should do” and do instead what I want to do. You sleep better that way. I’m glad I stopped by to catch up today. This post resonated.


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