Council Of The Grumpy Old Men


Every Tuesday afternoon at the local coffee shop, Mortie, Omar and Dave gathered for their weekly gab session. They referred to it as the Council of the Grumpy Old Men.

“I was watching the news yesterday,” said Omar.

“That was your first problem,” quipped Mortie.

“There’s a big fuss over some new sex education curriculum. Why are we wasting time and money to teach kids about sex?” asked Omar.

“That’s why God invented internet porn,” said Dave.

“You are one twisted puppy, Dave,” said Mortie.

“When, in the history of humanity, did we ever have a crisis of conception? When did people suddenly not know how to have kids? It’s crazy,” said Omar.

Mortie chuckled. “Every generation seems to figure it out all on their own.”

“You don’t see ‘em doin’ stuff like this in China,” added Dave.

“Aren’t there over a billion people in China? Not a problem there,” said Omar.

“Yeah, and they’re teachin’ their kids how to run the world,” said Dave.

“We’re teaching our children self-esteem,” said Mortie.

“And how’s that workin’ out? Young people today are selfish brats, runnin’ around with a sense of entitlement. If they have their way, we’ll be killed off in some euthanasia scheme,” snapped Dave. The other two nodded in agreement.

“All I know is, my grandkids better learn Mandarin,” said Omar.

“I never liked those oranges,” said Dave.

“The more I think about it, the happier I am I won’t be around to see it hit fan,” mused Omar.

Mortie grew pensive. “Remember when we were convinced our children would fix the future?”

“Yeah, but that’s because we were too lazy to do it ourselves,” said Dave. The other two nodded in agreement.


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