A daughter called to give us a head-ups prior to seeing her Dad as a new patient.
"He's been a curmudgeon lately."
Definition: someone who is irritable or stubborn; somebody considered to be bad tempered, disagreeable; a crusty, ill tempered and usually old man.
I decided to hold off on judgement until I met him myself.
I'm pretty sure my kids have probably described me as being a curmudgeon at times because, as all fathers know, we are always wrong and our kids are always right!