In my family I'm considered something of a curmudgeon. At one point I
looked up the definition, but found the description did not fit me.
Just as you might, I took umbrage. But then I decided that the
dictionary was old and out of date, not me. And that's when I decided
that Andy Rooney was the type of curmudgeon I could model myself
after. Then I became confused by the characters in "Grumpy Old Men".
I believe I'll stick with the Andy Rooney example.
So, in my defense, I would point out that I had intended a compliment.
Of course, a curmudgeon might not see it that way.
If it's stupid, but it works, it's not stupid.