I’m self-appointed WLHA editorial director Grumpy Old Dan Smith and here’s what make me grumpy: cheerful people. That’s right, cheerful people. If you’re one of these cheerful people I want to thank you for offering a bit of light in dark times. But what about those of us who like dark times? Can’t we wallow in the mud of negativity? Can’t we shoot whatever good idea you may have with our arrows of doom? If cheerful people had their way there would be no news media, no sad songs or no cute kids doing cute things on YouTube. Cheerfulness could easily be a cult started on the dark web to trick us into thinking good thoughts. Cheerful cult members are roaming the streets as we speak with silly grins and dazed looks. Watch out for these cheery people—they just might change your attitude—and we all know where that leads: Right down the path of optimism and this self-appointed editorial director will have none of that. Listen to Grumpy Old Dan Smith Monday-Friday on WLHA, the Big 64.