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Initial post: Jan 27, 2013 5:22:31 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 27, 2013 5:34:05 PM PST
He who hesitates is lunch.

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 5:59:20 PM PST
A says:
I've actually heard all of of these;

It wasn't really my can of worms
Six and one half dozen of the other
You're opening up a ball of wax
There's another coin of thought about this

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 10:59:10 PM PST
DarthRad says:
Don't cross your bridges before you burn them.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 4:57:42 AM PST
Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your change.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 6:30:58 AM PST
Every lining has a silver cloud.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 6:45:54 AM PST
L. King says:
Brevity is the soul of twit.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 6:47:17 AM PST
L. King says:
If you can keep your head about you, when all around you people are losing theirs...

then maybe you just don't understand the problem!!

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 7:06:44 AM PST
Nine stitches in time saves one.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 7:07:37 AM PST
A boiling kettle is never watched.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 7:09:18 AM PST
A life has nine cats.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 7:11:26 AM PST
While the mice are away, the cats will play.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 11:26:04 AM PST
IGS says:
It is ... really mangled in the worst way

"A hard man is good to find"

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 5:11:53 PM PST
I wish this was like Facebook and I could "Like" these comments - some of them are great!

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 5:35:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 28, 2013 5:36:18 PM PST
I agree with Curtis Allred; these are all good, and I hope to add them all to my working conversation.

And just to get it in, this classic: "No good turn ever goes unpunished."

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 6:25:54 PM PST
Ah yes ... and this all makes me think back to a summer job I had during my student days, working on a fish farm not too far off the Atlantic coastline. The problem was that various seabirds, especially the notorious tern, would swoop in and grab some of the fish the farm was carefully cultivating. We young people were hired to simply stand near the ponds with handfuls of stones, ready to cast them viciously at any approaching seabird looking to freeload a meal.

That was the job: to scare off those birds. And I will never forget the inspiring words of our boss, the fish farm owner:
"Leave no tern unstoned!"

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 7:13:48 PM PST
"Some things have to be believed to be seen."

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 8:19:44 PM PST
you will be taller than them

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 8:20:01 PM PST
use the yes button here

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 5:05:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 29, 2013 5:05:30 AM PST
Cry and the world cries with you; laugh and you laugh alone.

..........

My comment - As if!

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 5:08:25 AM PST
Evil is the root of all money.

..........

My comment - So much for harmless trade! :)

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 8:07:36 AM PST
ipsofacto says:
What doesn't kill you makes you older.

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 8:30:24 AM PST
And these little gems keep coming. This could even develop into a popular chapbook. Let's see how many we can get.

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 8:35:09 AM PST
dischism says:
No present like time.

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 1:23:27 PM PST
Time and tide wait for man.
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