Obama’s long goodbye: President touts record, shares regrets in farewell leg
There are many roads I traveled in my life, many smooth, many bumpy. Fortunately, I was blessed with an abundance of common sense (many times I did not use it) and a vast amount of street sense.
I had the privilege of being exposed to some very wise people along the way, some that were born as far back as the late 1800’s, like my grandparents and other people I knew growing up. From them, I learned more than any textbook could possibly have taught me. Along with their imparting their simple wisdom to me came a lot of cliché’s and proverbs that were not clear to me as a kid.
Through various endeavors in my life, especially teaching, I tried to pass on some of the invaluable bits of wisdom to people I crossed paths with.
I used to ask myself as a kid, what the hell do these things mean? As I grew older their meanings became clearer to me and made sense.
These are some of them given to em and a few I coined myself:
Can’t see the forest because of the trees – you can always tell the quality of a person by the company they keep – empty barrels make the loudest noises – The sins we commit when we are young, we pay for when we get older – You can fool some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of time -If everyone likes me, I am are doing something wrong – The son of a bitch has a loaf of bread under each arm and is still bitching – You can not put a silk suit on a hog – Those who live in glass houses should not live at the foot of a mountain – Women that flies airplane upside down has crack up – Man who has sex in pantry will soon get his ass in a jam – Do 1,000 thing right in our life and no one notices, do 1 thing wrong, that is what you are remembered by – If everyone had a crystal ball, they might not want to look in it – Keep your eye on the hog and your finger in the trigger – Never try to bull shit a bull shitter – The more simplistic the solution is, the easier it is to correct the problem – Once you bend over they never let you stand erect again – If it looks too good to be true; it usually is – Always look the beast in the eyes – Beware of Greeks bearing gifts – A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush – Once a liar; always a liar – The faster some people go the behinder they get – Can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen – Never try to piss up a rope – When you point the finger at someone, there are three finger pointing back at you – Sticks and stone may break my balls but yo Ma Ma is still a hooker – Don’t play the dozens, the dozens ain’t your game, I knocked up you Ma Ma and your Daddy got the blame – Don’t laugh at my car; your sister is in the back seat – Those who walked with me when I walked, rode with me when I bought a car – All any person needs are two pallbearers, only two handles on a garbage can – Expect the worst in life but hope for the best – A word to the wise should be sufficient – Never be caught sleeping on the job – Never be caught with your pants down, it is very difficult trying to run.
One of my favorite clichés is; SELF PRAISE STINKS. We should never have to beat our own chest. If any person is deserving of praise, someone else will beat the drum for them.
Use your imagination, we all know where I am going. The other is; SOME THINGS ARE BETTER OF UNSAID.
I have never witnessed any outgoing president expound so vigorously on his supposed achievements. I find it highly unusual. I don’t know if it is to convince himself or the public?