Snippet: Grumpy Old Bastard? Moi?

Her: "How does your wife put up with a grumpy old bastard like you?"Me: "We laugh a lot together, 33 years and we still have things to laugh about. I'm occasionally grumpy, but generally only when confronted with some form of boneheadedness. My first instinct is to discuss, and when I feel the sound waves of my own voice bouncing back to me from a mass of solid bone, I figure they are no longer...