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Do you know the saying... - Happy's Obsession
or what I do between bouts of Real Life
Do you know the saying...
... "the wheels fell off"?

As in, everything went to hell in a handbasket? I was talking to a close friend, and she'd never heard of it. I was just wondering if it was another of those sayings I got from my grandmother, where no one under 80 has heard of it. Examples:

"I got my tongue caught around my eyeteeth and couldn't see what I was saying"
"Spit in one hand, wish in the other, and see what fills up first"
"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride"
"It's all catty-wompus" (spelling unsure - LOL!)

Because for today... not only did the wheels fall off, but the rims wore through, the axels broke, and the day skidded along on the undercarriage, throwing up sparks. Got out of clinic... 1 hr 45 min late. Saw my last emergency patient at 6:15 - but he was on the schedule for about 5. So I was over an hour behind. Should have been done for the day by 5:15 at the latest... obviously wasn't. And the strange thing? I can't put my finger on the thing that blew it all to hell. It wasn't one event, it was the accumulation of a million little things (small upset children, the bosses wife, Downs syndrome kids) that each added another brick in the wall... or maybe I'd be better off calling it another spike strip to the road of life!

*drinking medicinally now*
10 Voices or Sing to Me
otakuraven From: otakuraven Date: February 8th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
HA! My 19 year old room mate uses catty-whompus, LOL! I was all, "The fuck does that mean?"

qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: February 8th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear it isn't just those of raised by oldtimers. Or, was she raised by her grandparents, too?
otakuraven From: otakuraven Date: February 8th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! She wasn't raised my her grandparents, but her grandmother lives with her ;)
tclark1922 From: tclark1922 Date: February 8th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I must be one of the old geezers because except for the one about the eyeteeth, I've heard of each one and used 2 of them. :)

sandid From: sandid Date: February 8th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, Happy. Heard em' all.

Except when I was older is was SHIT in one hand....lol grossssssssss

You are entertaining....
slashpile From: slashpile Date: February 8th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry you had a rotten day. Not strange at all that it's not one thing. Lots of little things weave a stronger net, and come at you from more directions. They wear you out. Uh, you've certainly got the scary day icon covered.

If you go with "brick in the wall" you can justify Pink Floyd. If that's a good thing.

hell in a handcart, catawumpus, and wishes were horses - yes :)

Of course, I grew up with my grandparents close. Saw them twice a day and farmed together, so I'm totally contaminated.
blkandwhtcat From: blkandwhtcat Date: February 8th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonder if it's a regional thing? I've heard of "going to hell in a handbasket" and "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride," which is a nursery rhyme, but not any of the others.

Hope today is a calmer day for you!
damietta From: damietta Date: February 8th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those brought back great memories. My grandfather also used to say "I'm just a small dog in tall weeds." Meaning, what do I know!
bliss_ From: bliss_ Date: February 9th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe I am the only person who hadn't heard that before :)

Really I just wanted to show off my new icon.
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: February 9th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG that's great!!!

Where did you get it?!?
10 Voices or Sing to Me