I think its partially old man yelling at clouds and part he's one of those me me me people that feels the need to have everything measured to their liking and needed to insert himself in because he needed me me me time to balance it out.
Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks. You guys are probably too young to know who that is. Era of Sex Pistols. British. Wrote lots of snappy pop-punk songs. Good guy, not the typical arrogant, angry jerk you'd associate with punk. I listened to plenty of their music when I was a teenager. He died at 63 of a heart attack.