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Monday, May 12, 2008

Interpretation

I picked up this little book for 49 cents and it has been a fun little read but I discovered a long time ago that statements could mean one thing to one person and a totally different thing to a different person so I am asking you for your interpretation of this little statement: "Don't burn down your house to kill a rat" found on page 41.

7 comments:

smilnsigh said...

Would it be similar to 'Don't throw the baby out, with the bath water'? ,-)

Asin, don't eliminate too much, to purge a small bad thing...

Mari-Nanci

adoodleaday said...

I'd say it's like ... stop making a mountain out of a mole hill :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

Your pervious commenters have hit the nail on the head.... don't dstroy everything around you to fix a small problem... go out and buy a rat trap instead!

Granny Annie said...

You always seen pictures of rats fleeing a burning building so maybe it means you'll just end up with no house and the rats will survive so you'll only hurt yourself. Or as the grandchildren so aptly demonstrate a big "L" on your forhead makes you a loser:-)

Changes in the wind said...

These are all good comments..guess the problem I had with it is that the book is geared toward a relationship with a man and I was assuming that the rat was the man soooooooooooooooo what I thought it might mean is that you may have to get rid of the man but you don't have to destroy your family as well. Thanks all for sharing:)

Granny Annie said...

Oh my goodness, of all people I should have gotten that meaning. The children's father and I filed for divorce on Valentine's Day, 1975 and that evening our apartment caught on fire. It didn't kill the rat:-)

Lady Di Tn said...

Well all the comments were fun. I bet the book was worth it's big price. Peace