Sunday, February 21, 2010

question o' the day

What was the best piece of advice you've ever gotten?

11 comments:

BBC said...

I guess that the best piece of advice I've ever been given is to look for a widow that had a good marriage and is willing to go at it again being as she isn't carrying a bunch of baggage with her.

Not that I've met one I wanted.

BRUNO said...

Are you SURE you want to know? Well, OK---I'll come "clean"!

It came from my Dad, when I was barely thirteen. I was helping him dig the "plug" out of the side of our septic-tank. A disgusting-job, to say the least! But Dad made a lesson out of it.

He says: "Boy, life is like this tank-full of shit---it will ALWAYS flow downhill. Now, you can ditch-it to the SIDE, or you can dig a deeper HOLE for it. But it's STILL gonna end-up at the bottom of the hill. YOU be sure to always stay one-rung above it, on Gods' ladder of trust, and let the non-believers have that bottom rung."

He survived Tarawa in WW II. I survived Vietnam. And, although my health isn't the best, and my "rung" is kinda rotten in spots---I'm still ABOVE that "downhill-flood"!

(sniff!!!) Now, wasn't that just sweet as Splenda...???

*Goddess* said...

Well, then I guess that advice didn't help, eh, Billy? Never heard that advice, though.

*Goddess* said...

Ok, Bruno, I readily admit, I've NEVER heard the advice your dad gave you before!
But I have to admit, I admire anybody who can use "shit" and "God" in the same example...lol!

BRUNO said...

Yeah, Dad had a way with words: He very seldom used them! So, there was NEVER any doubt about his seriousness. He possessed a low-grade humor, that he used ONLY around his immediate family. Like ME, he had very-few actual friends.

And he wasn't all that "super-religious"---he just always seemed to have the right-timing.

(Didn't know I had a little-bit of HUMAN in me, did ya'??? LOL!)

copluvr said...

don't eat the yellow snow!

*Goddess* said...

Sorry, Bruno, gun or no, I know you're a softie:)

*Goddess* said...

Yeah, save that yellow snow, Teri, and melt it down for lemonade:)

Mad Jack said...

Don't get married right away. Wait and see how things go for a year or two.

I'm still not married, but unlike many people I know I don't have to pay alimony or child support, and I don't have to put up with a blood sucking ex-wife who is a certifiable neurotic with psychotic episodes welded to a drinking problem.

*Goddess* said...

Sooooooooo, don't have a very high opinion of women, eh?;)

Mushy said...

Never load money to family or friends. Learned than one the hard way!