Out of the Woodwork: Grumpy Old Men

When properly trained, curmudgeons have many uses.
By Peter Sieling
Page: 96

From the November 2006 issue #158
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It’s easier to care for exotic pets than grumpy old men. You try to keep them in a safe, climate-controlled environment, but given a chance they’ll stray into the woods with a gun or chain saw, drive to the hardware store in a blizzard to buy sandpaper, or climb up on the roof to fix shingles. A grumpy old man will spend four hours and five dollars worth of gas driving from one store to another, trying to save $2 on a $19.95 circular-saw blade. “I remember when you could get one of these for $3.95,” he complains, as if it were your and your generation’s fault.

From the November 2006 issue #158
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