Just check out CrankyLitProf if you want to confirm that some people have a bleaker attitude than you do. Or at least write blogs from that narrative voice, or whatever lit profs call that kind of thing. I wouldn't know. I particularly enjoyed, in some sick way, "In which my ulcer begins to churn out acid."
More generally, I hadn't realized how developed the whole 'cranky prof' meme has gotten to be, like here.
Makes me feel like Mr. Happy by comparison. Man, am I looking forward to the start of a new academic year!