When I went to sleep, I was worried that no one would respond to this thread. (Worrying is another gift of mine.) Glad to see there are responses, but only two are actual kvetches. Phoenix, you go to Florida and you kvetch about the heat? What did you expect? Snowball fights?
Wayne, Yes the summer heat is unbearable. But kiddo, you didn't mention the humidity. I could drop dead from the humidity. My hair is wet all summer from the humidity.
Reyn, How do I define kvetching? It's essentially complaining. Maybe you add a little something extra with a kvetch, but it's not necessary.
Punkey, You're thinking about kibbitzing. Throwing your two cents' worth in when playing card. You could kvetch when you're playing cards. Are you mixing those cards well enough? I remember seeing those two cards in a row in the last hand. I could grow old and die waiting for a pair.
tsar, If I'm gonna get $15 million, I'll make an effort. I usually don't try very hard when I kvetch. What comes out, comes out.
Foofie, Interesting analysis. I've never given kvetching much thought. Certainly, the stiff upper lip part doesn't apply. Was it Roseanne Rosannadana who said, It's always something? That's the mental state of a kvetcher. It's always something.
soz, I too always feel better after a good kvetch. Letting it out. Letting off some steam. It prevents stewing.
FM, Now I gotta try and remember what Tisha Bov is. It's always something. What's kretch?
Now I'm gonna kvetch that there isn't enough kvetching on the kvetch thread. I go to the trouble of starting a thread. I type my fingers to the bone. You people just ain't trying.
Edit: Just saw Mame's two kvetches. I can relate to the phone thing, bit time. Why did the machine ask me all those questions if you're gonna ask me the same questions. Thanks, kid.