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Have a Grumpy New Year everyone

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If Christmas isn't bad enough, what about New Year?  What's all that about?  I've just got shot of Aunt Mildred (thank god) and I've sold that awful celebrity fitness DVD on eBay.  Then, just as I've started to restore my sanity once again, which is difficult after a week long diet of dry Turkey sandwiches, I have put up with more forced jollity and another bout of alcohol poisoning come New Year's Eve!

What's so special about New Year anyway?  If this year was truly terrible, as it has been for a lot of people, why on earth do we want to celebrate the coming in of what is likely to be another equally disastrous year ahead of us?  It's not as if turning my new Christmas calendar to January will magically turn my life around.  Far from it.  Quite apart from all of those enormous credit card bills to pay, all we have to look forward to in January 2011 is a 3% VAT hike on consumer goods, higher travel fares - yet again, filling in that dreadful self assessment tax return and more government warnings about what a tough year ahead we've got ahead of us.  A year likely to manifest in hiked gas and electricity bills, heavier shopping bills, petrol price rises, falling FTSE share prices, more mass immigration, more job losses and more news reports of MPs corruptions and scandals.  The list goes on...

Some cause of celebration, that is!

New Year celebrations So far from wanting to make a twat of myself holding hands with complete strangers in the street, singing Auld Lang Syne, I'm tempted to down a bottle of Toilet Bleach instead or what is far more attractive, grab my passport and bugger off to pastures new in order to escape the whole sorry saga in warmer, sunnier climates.

Oh!  I forgot, the planes aren't taking off in any UK airport because a snow flake fell on a runway somewhere, and besides, I can't get to the airport in the first place because the tube workers are on strike.

So where does that leave me?  Scanning the supermarket shelves to see if the price of toilet bleach has gone up and then finding out I can't pay for it because I've maxed out on my credit card?  I guess I'll have to swig that left over bottle of Christmas Champagne after all.  A Grumpy New Year to you all...

By: Grumpy xx


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John R.

John R.

I agree, I dread it every year, I just find both Christmas and the new year a big nuisance .
John R.
5th May 13 18:36

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hairyfairy

hairyfairy

I hate that time of year simply because it`s so cold, & thanks to the greedy power companies I can`t afford to have the heating on more than a coulpe of hours a day.
hairyfairy
31st May 11 16:37

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Goldilocks

Goldilocks

We need mass immigration to keep wages low and to keep the benefit offices busy.
Why should not Mps fiddle their expenses as everyone else is on the fiddle!
keep burning them books to keep warm.
Goldilocks
18th Jan 11 12:41

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Sam, the Tiger

Sam, the Tiger

This has nothing to do with anything - but an experiment to see if I can forward a link via Explorer that I could not via Firefox. I've yet to get feedback from anyone who knows how and who has not said anything.

If you find this link, don't ask what it is for. Nothing. S'na York is one of yours and sister of Mike York, right? Have seen her in some movies.

Ciao, and don't respond, please. Thanks.

http://specials.msn.com/A-List/Lifestyle/Susannah-York-dies.aspx?cp-documentid=27274213
Sam, the Tiger
17th Jan 11 15:05

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Sam, the Tiger

Sam, the Tiger

Grumpy XX, you are so right regarding those pointless "shellackers." I've been called out more often than I deserve, I THINK. Grumpy old woman, you are so right too and reasonable as usual, the softer voice of reason.

Sorry I did not get to responding a few months ago re your hubby and vacation in SF. You honestly should, as it takes a lot of heat out of our systems. Driving down to LA and back via blah-blah-blah burned up excess cals and energies, so on, so on.

Happy and healthy new years to you and all WG contributors whether you accept it from me or not. We are more positive than we let on - we are contrarians for the sake of being contrary at times, just for fun. But we are not nasty.

Cheers ...
Sam, the Tiger
7th Jan 11 12:20

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Grumpy xx

Grumpy xx

Dear Boblet, you aren't the first person to comment on how I manage to post certain words that seem denied to others on here when they try to use similar words. Are you sure that these words are the reason your post won't publish on here? I sometimes find that I attempt to post and the site won't take the post and I too can't fathom out why that is. So I try it later on and it's fine. I'm not sure that it's got anything to do with certain words used. I don't think my efforts are treated by the site owners any differently than anyone else's. Good luck in future.
Grumpy xx
6th Jan 11 23:46

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boblet

boblet

I have a rich friend who says "you make your own luck" I am sure this is true of some individuals, however I think the fact that he has gone bankrupt a couple of times has had a lucky affect on him. Shall I fall out with him by telling him I know? I dont think he knows that I know. I need advice here.
boblet
6th Jan 11 21:16

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biblet

biblet

Well "Happy Guy" in my case it is because the animals living next door had my daughters car trashed. amongs other things, I just do not feel like wishing them all the best.
biblet
6th Jan 11 21:09

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Boblet

Boblet

GrumpyX How did you get away with T**t and B****r ? every time I wander from the path of rightietness my Gripe gets returned for editing.
Boblet
6th Jan 11 21:04

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DSG

DSG

Darn Tories...hitting the poor hardest with their VAT increase.This "Big Society" charade won't last long. I'm sure of it.
DSG
6th Jan 11 20:55

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iPost

iPost

The current coalition Government has seen to it that the poorest and most needy in society will be the hardest hit in 2011... and beyond.

That's what you get with a Tory led administration.

Welcome to the "Big Society".
iPost
6th Jan 11 13:54

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Fedup

Fedup

Spot on - when I was young I used to believe in the magic of a New Year now I know it is always a rerun of last year but more expensive!!!

BTW down with the happy clappy fluffies trying to invade our space!
Fedup
6th Jan 11 10:58

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Grumpy xx, you're a woman after my own heart! The grumpyoldman and I are really glad to see the back of 2010; we're hoping 2011 will be better but aren't holding our breath.

I often feel like chucking some stuff in a case, driving to the airport and getting on a plane to anywhere warm.

In the case of Happy Guy and the site he used to like; maybe he is confusing the Gripe with another site. As far as I know it's always been full of grumpy farts!

Anyway, I do hope 2011 will be better for everyone and we may see the beginning of the end of all this financial mess.
grumpyoldwoman
6th Jan 11 08:13

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Grumpy xx

Grumpy xx

The Gripe site is for gripers, not grinners, Happy Guy. So you are clearly on the wrong website. Perhaps I should pen another article about time wasters who are inclined to write pointless criticisms about websites that are designed for a specific purpose but are attracting the wrong kind of reader.

Grumpy New Year to you :)
Grumpy xx
5th Jan 11 21:20

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AOD

AOD

Misery loves company and I for one take comfort in knowing I'm not the only one fed up with the state of the world. Sure, we could all dance around holding hands but it's not going to solve problems. Moaning and griping might not either, but at the end of the day it feels better to have a grumble.
AOD
5th Jan 11 19:47

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