When we grumble
without purpose it can have a negative effect on our physiology.
But never grumble
. It's truly a matter of life and death.
, talk out da right side of yo' mouth
Now the grumbles
are coming from much nearer home, it seems.
I admire the little phrase they use when you ask how they're keeping: "Oh, you know - mustn't grumble
"Overall you're not going to grumble
, but I'm a golfer and you always grumble
!" One fellow competitor certainly impressed by Lawrie's display was playing partner Jose Maria Olazabal.
The officers complained about the lack of money, whilst smiling and saying: "Still mustn't grumble
- carry on chaps." The lads said: "What a flipping Army this is!" I left after my two years, but later re-enlisted to an Army where everybody complained about rifles, radio sets, non-exploding shells and vehicles that broke down.
A prime example is the rendering of the father mouse wearing a lab coat, standing in front of a chalkboard and sketching out meticulous, scientific strategies to defend the family against the cat and the Grumble
kids who live in the house.
And in this economy, that's nothing to grumble
The 35 contributions here offer plenty of grumbling in the form of historical sketches, short stories, creative nonfiction and prose, each with something to say about why the gods should, after all, grumble
. Some pieces are moving and poignant in their sensitive portrayals of those mere mortals who cannot seem to tear themselves away from the oasis; others hilarious portrayals of what people tend to do besides grumble
in all that heat.
All of the closer spaces were gone (grumble
) and I had to park far away.
We might be tempted to allow these texts to lead us to cut our people off, like the hand that causes us to stumble, because they grumble
and divorce and ignore the poor and seek their own glory.
While I may grumble
about the red eye flights back from Las Vegas or the clothes that need ironing every time I unpack my bag, the reality is that meeting our readers and advertisers face-to-face has yet to be topped by an e-mail note.
Sometimes, "the perfect is the enemy of the good." Before you grumble
that aiming for perfection has to be a good thing, consider this: It's not a good thing if aiming for perfection takes time away from doing the day-to-day things that have to be done.