Cranky: (adj) ill-tempered; grouchy; cross
She: I was wondering if you were ready to write the blogs.
Me: Wouldn’t I tell you if I was ready?
She: Yes, but I just thought I would ask so I could get…well, get my things together.
Me: Yes. There you go. Why don’t you get your things together?
She: You don’t need to be cranky.
Me: I’m not cranky.
She: What would you call it?
Me: How about, “Not in the mood for any nonsense?”
She: Isn’t that a definition for cranky?
Me: No, cranky is when you’re just feeling sullen or put out and decide to dump your attitude on everybody around you.
She: So, me asking you if you’re ready to type your blogs and you barking back at me is not dumping?
Me: No. It’s a warning.
She: What are you warning me about?
Me: I’m warning you that I’m not in the mood for nonsense.
She: So nonsense is asking you if you’re ready to type the blogs in a nice voice because I want to get ready to do so?
Me: Now you’re making me cranky.
She: Why is that?
Me: You’re taking my normal reaction and blowing it out of proportion because you are in the mood to be easily offended. There you go. Another definition for cranky. “In a mood to be easily offended.”
She: So what you’re saying is that because I asked you a question and you responded coldly, that I apparently arrived in a mood to be affronted by anything that was going to be spoken my way.
Me: Now you’ve got it.
She: Thank you for clearing up cranky for me.