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Remember those proverbs we learnt in school? I mean, they taught us and we believed them as Gospel. In our defense, we were just a bunch of impressionable young kids back then, our hair in pigtails tied up in blue ribbons.

I’ve been thinking – about proverbs mind you, not the pigtails – and I strongly feel we may just have been misled on many of them. What took me so long to come to this conclusion you may ask.

Well, wisdom comes only to the wise!

And through the years, my wisdom teeth have been systematically extracted on the advise of the dentist, even before they could show up. Apparently they were growing crooked and if left to themselves would affect my – no, not my mind – my gums. So said the dentist.

The last wisdom tooth and therefore my last and final hope, has most likely taken root somewhere; because I confess to feeling a bit on the wise side off late!

And I repeat, we may have been misled by some proverbs. Here are a few of them revisited. With my new found wisdom!

You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.

Apparently you can. As I realised when I came across this recipe for eggless omelette in my mail inbox. There I was scrolling aimlessly through some 200 or so unopened mail and I found this recipe nestling between a mail inviting me to migrate to Australia and another blatantly selling me a sure-shot remedy for baldness. True to its name, the recipe for the ‘omelette’ had no mention of any egg anywhere in it, broken or otherwise!

I am – to put it mildly – disillusioned!

Too many cooks spoil the soup.

This must be the joke of the decade. Where, pray tell me, are all the other cooks anyway? I’m the only cook to be seen in my kitchen or anywhere within a mile of it. And believe me, I’m not being modest when I say I can single handedly spoil the soup, incinerate the rotis, overcook the rice and even burn the kitchen down if needed.

So there’s a 2nd proverb gone phut!

People in glass houses should not throw stones.

Catch the guy who said this and ask him what he means by inciting the innocent peace-loving public! Forget glass houses, people living in any kind of – in fact, nobody should be throwing stones at anybody.

And what kind of people are they, who amass stones in their house to throw at people?

Time to call in the Anti Terrorism Squad for this one!

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

INDEED? Look at the cheek of this one! If I were a member of PETAΒ  – People for Ethical Treatment for Animals, or SPCA – Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals, I would definitely stage a protest outside the house of the guy who coined this one, holding up placards condemning him for his shameless suggestion to catch birds instead of leaving the poor dears in the bush where they rightly belong.

Good things come to those who wait.

Hah! If I believed this I would have to wait, like, forever! This doesn’t happen in my house, no Sir! If I want something good – or bad – I have to get my **** off the sofa and get it myself!

When one door closes, another opens.

I need more clarification on this one, if you don’t mind. Does it mean – when someone shuts a door rudely, right in my face, I should wait around? They might open their window? Or the back door maybe? Or were they referring to the inquisitive neighbor’s door?

Beggars can’t be choosers.

This is the biggest scam of all. If I find the person who said this, I have a thing or two to tell him. Where was he when I very kindly gave 50/- to a woman begging with a child on her hip? The next thing I knew she was following me around town whining in a shrill voice. I’m not sure if she was asking me more money, clothes or … she may have been asking me to adopt that bawling baby!

She clearly wasn’t too excited about my donation. Should I have informed her that beggars can’t be, you know…?


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23 thoughts on “Where I disprove some well known proverbs

  1. Sunith says:

    Truly enjoyed

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh Thank you Sunith. So happy to hear that. πŸ˜€

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Ruchi says:

    Couldn’t stop laughing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Thank you so much Ruchi!


  3. jayanthi6 says:

    As usual, you are rocking, Radhika!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hahaha! So glad you liked it Jayanthi. Thank you so much! πŸ€—πŸ˜

      Liked by 1 person

  4. soniadogra says:

    Only Radhika could have come up with this. I feel cheated. Really, where are all the cooks. WHERE ARE THEY???

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Someplace else busy cooking up more proverbs! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

      Thank you so much Sonia. πŸ€—πŸ˜


  5. Jyoti Jha says:

    “A bunch of impressionable young kids with our hair in pigtails tied up in blue ribbons”, how nostalgic! And I completely believe when you say you only remember the proverbs and not the pigtails πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    I loved how you made us revisit those misleading proverbs, with your new-found wisdom 😊😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hahaha. We went down the proverbial lane, so to say! πŸ˜€
      Thank you Jyoti.


  6. I could not stop laughing throughout the post. Starting from the wisdom tooth extraction till the beggar screaming behind you just cracked me up. But the remedy for baldness…. omg was my favorite.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hahahaha! This makes me feel so good! Thank you so so much!! πŸ€—πŸ˜‹πŸ˜

      Liked by 1 person

  7. sinjanag says:

    This is hilarious! Especially the one about ” one door shuts the other opens”

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hahaha! You agree right!! All misleading… πŸ˜€πŸ˜€


  8. Just one word as my reaction to this post – Wow !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ I’ll say mine in two words – Thank you!!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. kittysverses says:

    Haha, enjoyed your take to the hilt. You’ve reinvented them beautifully, Ma’am. πŸ™‚


  10. Sharda says:

    Hahaha! Enjoyed your sarcasm. Good one Radhika Acharya!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hehe! Glad you liked it Sharda. 😁😁
      Thank you so much!! πŸ‘


  11. Downright hilarious. I still can’t stop laughing! I love this post.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hahaha! Thanks a lot Shweta. You have done some binge reading on my posts. Its a huuuuuge compliment for me! Much love!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Because there was so much for me to catch up on. It’s my pleasure. You’re more than welcome. Love and hugs to you too, dear β€οΈπŸ€—

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