Of course I know as well as the next person that “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you” means don’t harm someone who treats you well. Reading this, however, as today’s topic took me back into the mists of time and I remembered an incident that illustrated today’s expression quite literally. Some thirty years ago, I had a dog called Napoleon. He was one of … Continue reading Fandango’s February Expressions #19 Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
I have always been dead scared of the dentist, hacving failed to overcome my childhood phobia of the drill. You would think that this fear would keep me away from the dentist’s chair as much as possible. Strangely enough, it is my phobia that makes me rush to the dental surgery as soon as I develop the tiniest cavity. I believe that this saves me … Continue reading Fandango’s February Expressions #17– A stitch in time saves nine.
A conversation with my weighing machine “You have always been against me. Whether I stress eat in difficult times Or eat to surfeit in celebration, You have never shared my joys and sorrows. Always showing extra pounds, You have no compassion. But despite your past behaviour I am willing to give you another chance. I will let bygones be bygones If you agree … Continue reading FF E #9 — Let bygones be bygones
” I am always optimistic Positive, enthusiastic, inspired; Nothing can get me down. If you think you can discourage me, Or Or depress me with your criticism, Dude ! You’re barking up the wrong tree.” Written for: Fandango’s February Expressions #10 — This, That, and The Other Barking up the wrong tree Each day during the month of February, at around … Continue reading FFE#10 — Barking up the wrong tree.
Children should be seen and not heard. Each day during the month of February, at around 6 am Pacific Time, I will be posting an old adage, an old saying, a familiar expression that we’ve all heard and have probably used during our lifetimes. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, will be to […] via Fandango’s February Expressions #5 — This, That, and The … Continue reading Fandango’s February Expressions #5 — Children should be seen and not heard.
Expressions, adages and proverbs are passed down over the years . They are usually communicaed as they are verbally from generation to generation. When written down in literature they become immortal. Some, like”All is well that ends well” are quite clear in their meaning. Others, like today’s example “A watched pot never boils” are, in my opinioon, open to interpretation. One way of seeing this … Continue reading Fandango’s February Expressions #8 A watched pot never boils.
A woman’s place is in the home, And in the office and hospital and bank, In car pools, soccer practice and piano lessons. At football matches, ballet school and dentist appointments. She is a home-maker, professional and care giver. A woman has many hats to wear and many shoes to fill. She cannot be restricted to one place. written for : Fandango’s February Expressions … Continue reading F F E #6 — A Tribute to Women
A fool and his/her money are soon parted. I have always loved to go shopping. Shoes, clothes, accessories, books : you get the picture. When I was a medical student and had to take tough exams, I used to reward myself by going shopping after each one. God bless my parents who used to support my “habit”. Later in life, retail therapy can always be … Continue reading Fandango’s February Expressions #4
“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” Nope ! Not really. Carpe diem! Seize the day! Take the bull by the horns. Opportunity seldom knocks twice. He who hesitates is lost ! All my life, I have tried to tread carefully,weighing pros and cons in everything I do. Yet I have always admired those who can act on impulse. Image courtesy Pixabay … Continue reading Fandango’s February Expressions #2