What Really Grinds My Gears

You know what really grinds my gears?  It's freaking New Year's Resolutions.

I mean come on people!  New Year's Resolutions.  Now that's a humbug if you ask me.  Every year people make all these resolutions.  Some make the same ones year after year, and year after year they keep failing to keep them.  It's all a bloody charade.

The more common ones are:  Quitting smoking, cutting down or quitting drinking, getting off of drugs, working harder at the job to get that raise or promotion, or even watching less TV.  That last one is a good idea. Then again, they all are.  But how many people will actually live up to them?

Dr. John Agwunobi, an ape doctor who is chief of health and nutrition for Herbalife says that statistically only eight percent of people live up to their New Year's Resolutions.  With that small amount, why even bother?  As far as I'm concerned, you're just making a jackass out of yourself.

Now me on the other hand, I live up to my resolutions every year - and every year I make the same one:  I hereby resolve NOT to make any New Year's Resolutions.  I know that more than likely I won't be seeing them through (all but this one) so why waste my time and end of feeling like a weakling with no will power?  

So comrades, don't be making a bunch of bullshit resolutions that you know, as well as I, that you're more than likely not going to see through.  You're just making an idiot of yourselves plus laying a guilt trip on you that you can well do without.

Here's a famous quote from Ebeneezer Scrooge that I only changed three words:  Every idiot that goes about with Happy New Year on his lips should be boiled in his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart!

New Year's:  Bah!  Humbug!

That's what really grinds my gears this week - I mean this YEAR!

Dan 88!