What A Wonderful Word!
Cavil (verb): To complain about things that are not important.
Putting that wonderful word to work:
“I wish, for once, you’d just enjoy life instead of caviling about the weather, the food, the rooms, the music, the ocean! We’re on a cruise ship, for crying out loud, not shipwrecked on some deserted island! Now THAT would be a good reason to complain! Not that it would improve the situation at all…”
(Originally posted on my old blog, Interim Arts, on June 11, 2014)