THERE’S NO REVENGE THAT BEATS GETTING RICH – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Revenge

Revenge is giving you cousin’s kids an ant farm for Christmas. Or maybe one of those big drums that will beat automatically when you turn a handle. Or, for any teenager, a small chainsaw and when someone objects, point out that we all need to learn to handle tools. Just a little chainsaw.

Or, as the old lady said to the congregation, there’s always outliving the bitches.

I don’t think about revenge. That would make me insane. I work on survival. That only make me a little less insane.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

14 thoughts on “THERE’S NO REVENGE THAT BEATS GETTING RICH – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Hating/plotting revenge/ even thinking about someone that is not worth the effort of any of those, allows that non-entity to live in your head, rent free. But hoping a bit that they have some bad luck isn’t too much to ask for, is it? 😉 Happy New Year Marilyn!

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    1. Revenge is best served cold. Should be old by then with less bite. Still, our current 3 card monte pols really tempt us to wish bad things.

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    2. Hating and plotting revenge is possibly the MOST unhealthy thing we can do with our minds. I have learned to put that stuff OUT of my mind. It doesn’t make anything better and probably makes everything worse!

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  2. I’d been begging my sisters to come to AZ for a visit for, maybe, 30 years. I berated them, over the years, for this short coming as well and travelled east, like clockwork, to see them every year. Well I got my wishes and they got their revenge. They decided to travel across country and descended on me with what was originally going to be three women, 2 dogs and 1 cat.., not to mention the accompanying chaos. One woman and 1 cat backed out which left 2 women and 2 dogs.., AND, still, the chaos.

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    1. I have to sharpen them periodically, but they are pretty good. Not the best because the best are so expensive, I could repair my chimney for less. But they are good and I like that Japanese edge. I think it stays sharp longer.

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        1. Be careful not to let knives sit for extended periods of time in water, or washing in really hot water (avoid the automatic dishwasher). Two thing will happen; even stainless steel will eventually rust or tarnish, and the hot water causes the edge molecules to realign (round off) to their natural shape.., which is dull for our purposes. A sharpening steel will help realign the edge to the sharpness you need without removing a lot of metal. If you’re afraid of sharp knives, don’t be. A dull knife encourages greater pressure on what you intend to cut, and a greater risk of slipping in the effort.., resulting in a less than pleasant outcome.

          Ancient swordsmen kept their weapons very sharp since lopping off a head and encountering resistance was less than desirable.., not to mention dangerous if your victim survived. Bottom line; Rinse your knives in warm water and soap, wipe dry and put them away immediately following their use. They will stay sharp far longer.

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