We all know people who are a little grumpy but we love them anyway. Or maybe we just put up with them?
Right now I'm struggling with a character. He's in his seventies and quite a curmudgeon but I don't want him to come off as a stereotypical cantankerous old geezer. I want him to have some redeeming qualities or at least a real good reason for being so bad-tempered. Otherwise why would my heroine hang out with him, right?
So if you know someone who's a miserable old fart, why do you still stay in touch? Or have you cut off communications and given up?