It's Raining Cats and Dogs
This is a list of 5 sayings I consider daft as a brush, for instance ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’. Sure these phrases come from somewhere once upon a time, but this one sure didn’t originate because animals fell from the sky.
There are so many sayings that make no sense yet we use them glibly in our day to day conversations.
1. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Okay, okay, I get this one. But I’m not responsible for how someone treats me. I am responsible for how I respond. Even if I respond in a trusting manner when the same fool fools me again, why would the shame be on me? The shame is on you, fool!
2. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
3. The early bird catches the worm!
I’m an early riser. I mean I can’t help it, I just wake up naturally at 4am. I get my gym session out of the way and get to the office well early 90% of the time, out of choice. But it has not benefited me above anyone else in any way.
If someone works their 8 hour day starting at 8am to 4pm, you’re a great worker. When you start at 7am and leave at 3pm, everyone’s like “why does he/she get to leave early”. Then if you work 10 hours but start your day much later, “you need to get your life together”.
It’s not about the ‘worm’.
4. I slept like a baby.
I’ve never had my own but from what I’ve seen, most babies sleep incredibly light.
5. All good things come to those who wait.
Keep on waiting then. ヅ
Credit: The image in the header is not mine. I found it on Designed For Dogs which is an online shop powered by Shopify. The umbrella is a product by Sophie Allport – Raining cats and dogs umbrella.