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"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig."

Robert Heinlein quotes (American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)
 

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Also, there is one called: "never wresle with a pig, you get both dirty and the pig likes it"
 

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Charlie, I use it all the time as.... Never try to teach a pig to sing. It frustrates you and it annoys the pig. Fits almost all situations and they are good words to live by.

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Charlie, I use it all the time as.... Never try to teach a pig to sing. It frustrates you and it annoys the pig. Fits almost all situations and they are good words to live by.

Loren
Agreed, it fits many situations and it comes to my mind often. Sort of an eclectic derivation of the Serenity Prayer: "God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the Courage to change the things I can; and the Wisdom to know the difference."

The beauty of the pig metaphor is the implication that the source of frustration is piggish and unchangable. While less tolerant and forgiving than the "serenity to accept the things I cannot change....", the pig metaphor is eloquent in its pointedness of true source of the problem, and rather satisfying in its dismissal of the pig. It brings "serenity" when one might otherwise be tempted to attempt educate the uneducable. ;)

Hey! This is the humor board.... somebody tell a joke. :histerica
How's this? A duck walked into a pharmacy and said the the pharmicist: "I'd like some Chapstick...., and put it on my bill."
 

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CharlieVT said:
"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig."

Robert Heinlein quotes (American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)
Arguing with a contractor is like mud wrestling with a pig. You both get dirty, and the pig likes it!

Heard during an untold number of construction site meetings, 1978-2012
 

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Born in Texas and raised in the Southwest corner of Virginia. My Grandpa had more sayings than Carter had liver pills. Here are some I remember. Most times I knew what he meant but I never did figure out whether a girl having a butt like a forty-dollar mule was good or bad.

Don’t y’all kill y’alls self swerving to avoid a dead squirrel in the road.

Sometime when gold bricks are a quarter ya' only have a dime.

He’s bigger ‘n two trees.

That dog don’t hunt.

That ship done sailed, Son.

Wish in one hand and piss in the other and see which one fills up first.

Y’all couldn’ pour piss out a boot with the instructions printed on the bottom.

That gal has a butt like a forty-dollar mule.

If y’all can’t eat it, drink it, race it or take it to bed y’all don’t need it.

Don’t sell y’all’s mule to buy a plow.

Plant a tater get a tater.

Son, y’alls ‘bout as useful as a pocket on the back of a shirt.

If I put y’all’s brain in a gnat it would probably fly backwards.

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

Don’t piss on my boot and try to tell me it’s rainin’, Son.

I’ll be on y’all like stink on a polecat.

I felt like a turd in a punchbowl at the Sunday social.
 

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Ha Ha. Or as I know. "As useful as a spare prick in the wedding night"
 

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Moot said:
Born in Texas and raised in the Southwest corner of Virginia. My Grandpa had more sayings than Carter had liver pills.
:histerica :rotf: Wow that brings back some memories. My grandpa had a couple more

Worthless as tits on a boar.

It's better to be careful 1000 times, than killed once.

You got the same clothes to get glad in (when we exhibited a bad attitude).

Ahh, good times, good times.
 

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Love makes the world go 'round, but money greases the wheel.

Money doesn't buy happiness, but I'd rather live rich and unhappy than poor and unhappy.
 

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Love makes the world go 'round, but money greases the wheel.

Money doesn't buy happiness, but I'd rather live rich and unhappy than poor and unhappy.
"All The Happiness in the World Can't Buy You Money." --Tobey Keith
 
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