Sunday, May 6, 2012

Clouds Suck and So Does Being the Early Bird

Are there some sayings that just get on your nerves?  You know, those things that people tell you when it is the last thing that you really feel like hearing?  I'll admit, I am guilty of saying some of those annoying things.  I am actually a generally optimistic person.  But here are 10 sayings that get on my nerves when I am not in the mood for advice.

The early bird catches the worm.
I can’t stand this one. Maybe the early bird does catch the worm, but the bird who shows up a little later might still get an equally good worm. Why rush somewhere to be first when there are enough worms to go around. Right?

Everything happens for a reason.

I do agree with this most of the time but other times I think UGH! What the hell! Sometimes bad things happen and I can tell you right now that I don’t want to think of the “reason” behind it.  There is NO reason that will make me feel better at that time.

It is what it is.

I am guilty of saying this quite often. But when someone says this to me about something that has made me unhappy, I just want to say, “Oh is it? Really? Well you know what it is? It’s freakin’ crappy…that’s what it is!”

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

I most certainly count my chickens before they hatch. I am very guilty of this. And what is wrong with that? If you are expecting something to happen, hopefully it will happen. And if it doesn’t? Well, just take all those unhatched chicken eggs and smash them all to smithereens!!!

The grass is always greener on the other side.

Yep, that might be true. Someone else might have greener grass. Who the hell cares? If you want your grass to be greener, then work on it. Do what it takes to make it greener. Don’t just sit and look at other people’s green grass and be jealous.

Just take one day at a time.

Sometimes you might even need to take one minute at a time…or one second at a time. Sometimes a day is just too much. And sometimes one day is so crappy that you just can’t wait for that one day to be over.

Live like there is no tomorrow.

I do believe that you need to live life to the fullest. Absolutely. BUT…if I lived like there was no tomorrow, I would not work, I would shop, spend, travel, eat whatever I wanted, spoil my kids rotten (even more than they already are). So with that being said, I think maybe living like there is no tomorrow isn’t the best idea.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Really? I don’t get this one. Most clouds DON’T have any silver lining. Especially those that bring horrible thunderstorms and other natural disasters. Clouds block the sun. Clouds pretty much suck.

Get back in the saddle again.

This one implies that if you fall of the horse, you need to get back on. Honestly, I don’t think I would be hopping back into the saddle if I fell off a damn horse. Not saying that people shouldn’t try again. Just me personally. I wouldn’t get back on that horse. At least not for a while. Maybe horseback riding isn’t my thing.

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

Nope. No thanks. I will keep my enemies as far away as possible. Not that I have many enemies, but I certainly would not be keeping them close if I did. This doesn’t even make sense. 

So, what do you think? What sayings get on your last everloving nerve? I would love to hear!!


  1. Ha! You are so right! That one about the silver lining especially. It usually does mean thunderstorms, doesn't it? My mom LOVES, LOVES, LOVES cliches, so I know all about these. Thanks for the laugh and thanks for linking up with us over at #findingthefunny this week!

  2. i've never liked "don't throw stones in glass houses." please, if i had a super-fab glass house what would i ever have to be upset about that would make me want to throw stones?

    here from finding the funny!

  3. How about this one:
    If you think the grass is greener on the other side, it's usually because it's fertilized with bullsh!t! HA!!


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