“Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds You”- True, I certainly won’t bite the hand, but I would certainly warn the hand to getting too close and comfortable to a full set of teeth.
“Don’t Count Your Chickens Until They Hatch”- Unless you sell the eggs before they hatch, then you’re guaranteed a 100 percent return. Who ever said the egg was more or less valuable than the chicken?
“A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush”- But if you own the bush too, you have three birds. Therefore, economically speaking, you have a total value of four birds.
“Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Closer”- Questionable. Why must your enemies be so close? If you have good friends, shouldn’t they have your back as well? And what exactly are you doing so well/poorly that you have enemies? One should even have competitors on a cordial level. Bad blood is unnecessary.
“Hell Hath no Fury like a Woman’s Scorn”- Have you ever seen TWO pissed off women? What do we call that? Surely that’s not foreign territory. Unless, those who’ve seen it refuse to talk about it, or is not around to tell the tale.
“The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree”- Surely it should! If the seeds end up in the ground and another tree begins to grow, then the roots of both the trees will suffer. The tree should send the apple as far as possible so they both receive enough nutrients to flourish. That’s just a dumb phrase.
“All Publicity is Good Publicity”- Right, and I’m sure getting caught beating your spouse and having the news spread across the nation will improve your image. Again, a phrase that is out-dated and not thought out.
“Better to ask for Forgiveness than for Permission”- So I sent an email to over 1,000 people under your name, and forgot to take that pornographic link out. Sorry?
“Just Do It”- Make sure they’re of age first.
“The Sky is the Limit”- Not with jetpacks.
“Shoot for the Moon, and if you miss, you’ll land among the Stars”- Really? And settle for second place? Is that what schools are teaching our next generation? If you want the Moon, you get the Moon.
No matter how silly it may be, no progress can be made unless conformity and our current world is challenged.