Don’t Use A Hatchet When A Swatter Will Work

“Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend’s forehead.”
– Chinese Proverb


I was looking for a good friendship prompt for today’s NaBloPoMo entry.  This one just cracked me up.  I envisioned hitting someone in the head with the excuse of there being a fly there.  HAHAHAHA  I realize this entry is about not overreacting to something.  But it just struck me (pun intended) as being literal.

No matter how much you would like to knock someone upside the head.  No matter how good of an excuse it is that there was a fly on their head first.  I’m thinking a hatchet is not a good replacement for a fly swatter. Better yet – just turn around and walk away from the situation altogether.  It’s better for all parties involved – including the fly……


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