Dear Crabby, What is up with ‘Duck Dynasty?’

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Dear Crabby, Why is everyone so crazy about Duck Dynasty these days? All I see are a bunch of country guys with long beards acting goofy and shooting ducks! Half the world loves them and half the worlds hates them. Why all the fuss over these guys anyway? Sincerely, Duck Dude Dear Duck Dude, I have only watched one episode of this show on television. From what I saw these guys seem to enjoy family, faith, and ducks. They also appear to make a lot of money from their duck business. I … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Will we break the record for snowfall in 2014?

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Dear Crabby, I heard that we have a chance to break the snowfall record from 1881 this year. Wouldn't that be exciting? I have been marking the snowfall numbers on my calendar at work and I am hoping for a huge office party when we finally break the record! What are your plans for celebrating? Sincerely, Overly Perky Dear Overly Perky, What are my plans for celebrating? So far I have been closing my eyes and hoping that when I open them it will be the middle of May with temps in the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why do police officers give tickets?

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Dear Crabby, Why does it seem like police officers give more tickets at certain times of the year?  Is there some sort of quota they need to fill?  Is this a fundraiser for them? Sincerely, Caught Red Handed Dear Caught Red Handed, If I had to guess, I would say that you recently received a ticket for some reason or another.  I have been there a few times in my life as well. I do emphasize that it was only a few times.  As a matter of fact, I have a saying that really gets under … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why do good things come to an end?

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Dear Crabby, I am about to have my sixth baby and I have sold off my old baby things. As I go out to look for replacements I am finding that many of my favorite pillows, swings, seats, and whatnot are all discontinued. Why is it that good things never last on the market? Have you encountered this and how have you responded? Sincerely, Don'tMess Wit Tess Dear Don'tMess Wit Tess, While I do not think that Mrs. Crabby will be having anymore children, I have actually found some of my … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How do you potty train a puppy?

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Dear Crabby, My daughter just brought home a cute little puppy. She is in college and lives at home still, so she said she would do all the work to raise it. However, she is gone all day and many evenings too. I end up cleaning up the dog's messes and am up to my ears in puppy poop! What do you recommend? Sincerely, Pushover Mom Dear Pushover Mom, I recommend that you kick your daughter and her dog out of the house. However, most parents that I say this to are not ready to do this … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, I have a pain in the neck!

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Dear Crabby, I have had a pain in my neck for a few weeks now and it seems to affect everything I do. Have you ever dealt with this? What can I do to relieve the pain? Sincerely, O.I. Hurt Dear O.I. Hurt, Well, I am not sure what exactly you mean by a "pain in the neck," since Mrs. Crabby is usually referring to me when she says this! The way she alleviates her pain is to go scrapbooking or out with her lady friends. Yes, many times throughout our marriage, I have been referred to as … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What do you think about time-shares?

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Dear Crabby, My wife and I really want to go on vacation and I found one of these time-share companies that will fly us to Florida and pay for our hotel if we simply listen to their sales pitch. Is this a good deal? Sincerely, Jim Nuttinfree Dear Mr Nuttinfree, If I have learned anything in life, I have learned that nothing is free. Of course nothing is guaranteed either, except for death and taxes! Mrs. Crabby and I usually stay away from these types of things, but we did fall prey … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby is cut from the Oakland Press?

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Recently the Oakland Press stopped printing the weekly advice article from Dear Crabby. If you have enjoyed these articles the last three and half years or so, please take a moment to write or call. Editor at the Oakland Press is glenn.gilbert@oakpress.com (248) 745-4587 Directly to Mr. Crabby at DearCrabby@rochestermedia.com Letters received below: I enjoy reading Dear Crabby and think it should continue to appear in the Oakland Press. The humorous articles give me a lift on a somber day. … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Can anyone learn to snow ski?

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Dear Crabby, How hard is it to learn to snow ski? I'm an adult now and I'm never done it, but it cannot be that hard... can it? Sincerely, Igo Boom Dear Igo Boom, I do not think the answer to this question will be the same for everybody. Things come pretty simple to me except for things that deal with money, people, or my in-laws. I learned to ski one weekend as a teenager with a few of my buddies as we drove north out of Detroit and found a ski hill. We were all given verbal … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should we expect a year-end bonus?

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Dear Crabby, Last year my husband received a year-end bonus, and we were wondering if we should expect that again this year. We are trying to calculate how much we can spend on Christmas shopping and that bonus could make or break some of the purchases. What do you think? Sincerely, Penny Counts Dear Penny Counts, This is always and interesting dilemma I think. The whole concept of a bonus is that it is something unexpected or over and above what is earned. Therefore, no one should … [Read more...]