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I love Alanis Morissette. She gets it! Isn’t life ironic? You know…You finally get your head together and then your body starts falling apart! I love the song and heard it the other day. The lyrics are so telling…”The traffic jam and you’re already late, a non-smoking sign on your cigarette break, there’s like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife. Or maybe…the free ride when you’ve already paid, It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take. It started me thinking. I hear people using clichés all the time. I’d like to think I’m striving to be somewhat original about my own sayings. Who wrote these clichés? One day I actually responded to a text message in all clichés. It was hilarious! Try it sometime. You’ll be surprised how many you know…and how ridiculous they are!
This proves I’m getting old. I actually remember most of these! Some clichés are fantastic while others, I asked myself, “Who crafted these things?” My favorite that remains to have no answer is, “All Is Not Lost.” Well I want to know where it is and how I can find it? And why do I find myself saying “To make a long story short” when anyone who knows me, knows that’s virtually impossible for me! And what about “I’m all ears?” What a picture that makes! I don’t believe “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” I believe I miss the crap out of you and you better visit or I’m going to be pissed! I get the “Beggars can’t be choosers” but some of the beggars I’ve seen have become strategic in where they choose to beg, so maybe they can! “All’s fair in love and war?” This person totally missed it! I do enjoy using “All others pale by comparison” because that’s pretty damn special! And I can attest that in some cases “Two head are NOT better than one!” I’m sure you can also! Obviously the person who came up with “There are plenty of other fish in the sea” enjoyed the art of fishing. “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink…” I’ve done this and you don’t have to make him drink…he just will. “What goes around comes around.” Still trying to figure out how to benchmark and measure that one. Have any ideas? “Good things come to those who wait.” Honey…I can promise you, if you don’t ask for what you want, you won’t get good things! LOL! ”Easy as pie.” I don’t make pie because it’s really not that easy. Brownies, yes! “Work like a dog?” My dog always laid around and slept. And “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth?” This one I can’t even touch…or “Gave it the old college try.” But I will touch “You can only milk a dead cow once.” That’s really interesting! Or “A hair on the head is worth six on the back.” I would like to think more on the head would be better for most! “I’m not just blowing smoking up your ass.” If you know me…you know that’s not even a thought, I’m brutally honest! And finally, “At the end of the day,” I’m always looking for some comic relief. I hope I provided some for you. I know the next time you find yourself saying a cliché or hearing one…you’ll crack a grin!
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