Wednesday, December 05, 2007

THURSDAY THIRTEEN #11 . . . 13 LESSONS YOU LEARN IN LIFE . . . THE HARD WAY . . .

1) The people you help the most will generally be among the first to let you down.

2) A "sorry" however sincere, won't always make it right.

3) Cats don't generally do baths.

4) Not everyone who smiles in your face or showers you with praise has your best interest in mind.

5) If a kid looks like he's about to throw-up, he probably is.

6) Excessive bravado is typically a mask for fear.

7) Excessive anger is typically a mask for pain.

8) The people who tell you "I'll call you" or "We've gotta do lunch one day" but never follow through, aren't really your friends.

9) Paprika and red pepper are not interchangeable.

10) A "maybe" isn't the same as a "yes."

11) A life spent talking, planning and dreaming about all you're gonna do, is typically a life unlived.

12) Just because a woman has a big, protuding belly doesn't necessarily mean she's pregnant.

13) Just because a man has a big, protruding ______ doesn't necessarily mean he knows what to do with it. ( don't act like you don't know what goes in the blank*smile*).

Okay, I'm bad, I know (LOL). Of course, we all know when it comes to "lessons in life" 13 is just a start. If there are other lessons you'd like to mention, feel free to tack them on in the comments.

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26 comments:

The Gal Herself said...

These are funny. Painfully funny, but funny nevertheless! (I think that if humans didn't have the advantage of opposing thumbs, cats would NEVER do baths!)

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Shesawriter said...

Number one is a constant. I seem to have to learn that lesson over and over again.

About the paprika and red pepper thing.... You need to add cinnamon to that list too. Sometimes I don't read labels. I just see red and have made a LOT of mistakes. LOL!

Happy TT!

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pjazzypar said...

TLC wrote a song about # 13 entitled "Girl Talk". You are absolutely right about # 6 and 7. I worked as a counselor for many years and found that the biggest bully was the most fearful and a very angry child is more hurt than anything else. Excellent observations.

Nicholas said...

So true, so true! I wish I could be 18 again and know what I know now!

The Mocha Mom said...

Sometimes I think my kids don't comprehend # 10. My list is up too.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

These lists are really fantastic. Your #s1, 10 are so true.

Lori said...

I love your lists....they always make me smile and I can so relate. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Malcolm: said...

I've found that "maybe" normally means "no". As for #12, asking a woman with a big stomach how far along she is a great way to get "five across the lip". I'm proud to say that I haven't been fool enough to ask such a question.

Greatfullivin said...

Nice list. One lesson that is best learned early is your mother is usually right. Have a great TT

Jenny McB said...

Are you sure about #10? Because my kids seem to think that maybe is yes. And oh so very true about #12.

forgetfulone said...

#2 #5 and #8 are sooooo true! Loved your list.

Janet said...

Loved #s 12 & 13, so true!

Thanks for visiting!

SJ Reidhead said...

Number one works for me.

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pussreboots said...

Good advice. Happy TT.

Journeywoman said...

I live #12.

Good list.

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secret agent mama said...

The one about the kid looking like he was gonna throw up, is so true. So terribly true!

Mine's up here!

Candy said...

This is a great list. Can I borrow? I'd like to share it with friends. :o)

Sandy Carlson said...

I hear you. Thanks for putting words around some otherwise very lonely experiences.

Natalie said...

Oh man! I dealt with #5 today...ick!

My Thursday Thirteen is up too! :)

*Rae* said...

Great list so very true on all of those Happy TT & your book cover looks great

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How true. Every one of them are true. Especially #13. Ain't it the truth. Have a great TT, and you aren't bad in my book. :)

Dawn said...

Good list. My kids are completely convinced that maybe does mean yes. I guess we taught them that, and I guess it is really the intonation in which we say may be that convinces them it is not a no. Happy TT.

Jen said...

Those are so true!

Happy TT!

-Jen
(http://savvyprchick.wordpress.com)

geek-betty said...

lol, thank you oh wise one for the life lessons! 13 made me lol.

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J. Lynne said...

#9 cracked me up. :P

Happy belated TT.

Keith said...

All I could do was nod (and laugh) through the whole thing. There is a lot of wisdom and living in this list.