You Just Can't Get There From Here...
June 1, 2014 2:22 PM Subscribe
I recall reading an anecdote where a guy said "I would give my left arm to be ambidextrous!" I am looking for other similarly broken in a you-just-can't-get-there-from-here way metaphors, anecdotes and mental models.
posted by Michele in California to Grab Bag (42 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I recently talked
about my previous plans to basically find the right Spartan Store* to BUY myself a more Spartan life and how it took me a long, long time to get it through my thick skull that I just needed to get rid of stuff and not buy more stuff. I discussed this with my sons today and some of the eye-roll worthy moments where my oldest son wanted to throw something out and my reply was "I can't afford to replace it" and he was all "Um, no, I just want to throw it out and that's the entire plan. No replacing it required." and I just couldn't quite wrap my brain around it.
I also once used the phrase on this site "It's like f***ing to preserve virginity." That's the kind of idea I am looking for -- something that just absolutely does not work.
Please give me your "oh, god, no that just does not" work phrases, mental models and stories.
* Spartan as in "not owning much" not Spartan as in the Greek city-state of Sparta.