Dear Crabby, Are You Ready for Some Commercials?

Dear Crabby, This past Saturday I settled in to spend a full afternoon and evening watching commercials. Instead, I was occasionally blasted with a few minutes of football. Where do I file a complaint? Thanks, Orville H. Dear Orville, Wait a minute. You mean you don’t want to be bombarded by male enhancement products, along with pizza, beer, and a host of other products every two minutes while watching your favorite football teams? Good thing you don’t work in advertising. But … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Would You ever use a Self-driving Car?

Dear Crabby, Would You Ever Use a Self-Driving Car? Just wondering, E.Z. Ryder   Good question E.Z. I've wondered that about myself too. To my knowledge, there are two companies making headway with this idea of driverless cars, Google and Tesla. I like to drive myself, I don't like valet parking, taxis, or public transportation. But I can see the advantage as well. Google, who already knows everything about me due to my Internet searches, would be a wonderful chauffeur. I … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s on your Table for Thanksgiving?

Dear Crabby, I'm Curious about how Famous Writers like you Celebrate the Holidays, What is on your Table for Thanksgiving Dinner? Thanks, Curious George   Hi George, What ever Mrs. Crabby makes is on the table. While that's mostly true, and I love her cooking (that's mostly true too); I bet you want a better answer. Well, turkey is the main course - of course - as it should be. I love turkey, turkey sandwiches, drumsticks - any way it comes - for days of leftovers. And turkey … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is Small Business Saturday?

Dear Crabby, I usually do all my shopping online, can you please tell me what Small Business Saturday is? Sincerely, Indoor Girl   Well Hello Indoor Girl, Small Business Saturday has been around since 2010, but if you're an indoor kind of person, I can understand you not knowing about this special day to get folks into true blue American stores. For decades, the day after Thanksgiving, as most people know as Black Friday, is the start to the holiday shopping season. It's the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Will the Country Unite?

Dear Crabby, Will the Country Unite? Sincerely, Bernie Supporter   Hello, Always good to hear from a Bernie supporter - you folks are so entertaining and funny, thank you for your question. Yes and no. Half of the people are angry, mad, upset, disappointed, pointing blame, and just plain frustrated right now. Eight years ago it was the other half feeling the same way. They thought President Obama would destroy our way of life, that he hated America and what we stood for, that … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Vote?

Dear Crabby, Should I Vote? Sincerely, Nervous Nellie   Yes, every Red-Blooded American should vote Nellie. But I'm sure today's current election climate has uninspired you as it has many Americans. Let's look at your choices. Mrs. Clinton has years of experience in the system. Her family is well-connected with many in government. Legal or non-legal actions, ethical or non-ethical doings, or basic right or wrong - she cannot be "caught." She can play the system to her … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are the Detroit Pistons Really Moving?

Dear Crabby, With the construction of the new Detroit Red Wings (Little Caesars Arena) sports complex underway, I began wondering if the Detroit Pistons will finally make the move downtown Detroit? What do you think? Thanks! Randy Roundball Dear Mr. Roundball, Oh, boy. This topic seems to pop up as often as that Facebook privacy hoax. On one hand you’ve got people bellyaching that sports teams should play in the city that’s on their jersey. What many people may not remember is the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, When Did Everyone Become an Independent Consultant?

Dear Crabby, These days when I open my Facebook page, I am inundated with invites to either a virtual or a physical party for whatever the latest direct sales phenomenon is. I want to support my friends, but if I buy something from each person, I’ll go broke! Any thoughts on how to handle the situation? Thanks, Missy Dependent, Dear Miss Dependent, Are these independent consultants anything like the ladies I remember growing up that sold Tupperware and Avon? I don’t think my mom ever … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Where Did All These Clowns Come From?

Dear Crabby, Is it just me or is it every time I turn on the news, there’s another clown incident? It’s creepy. I mean, what’s the point? Thanks, Phil Payaso Dear Mr. Payaso, When I first read your question, I thought you meant the other clowns on the nightly news. Ya know, the presidential candidates—ha! But after I reread the question, I figured out what you’re referring to. All those people dressing up like clowns and scaring people all over the country. And I don’t think there … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is It Too Early for Christmas?

Dear Crabby, I love fall. Living in Michigan, I think it’s the best season to experience and our last hurrah before the dreaded ‘s’ stuff starts falling. But it seems like as soon as Labor Day was over and the school routine started up again, I was hearing whispers of Christmas. Now I’m no Scrooge, but isn’t it too early to be talking about putting up trees and playing holiday music non-stop?  Thanks, Suzie Salem Dear Suzie Salem, Yes! It’s absolutely too soon to be yapping about … [Read more...]