Friday, August 3

another Raphaelism: the foxes probably win either way, honestly

There's an old adage out there that goes something like this: "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." 

It makes a lot of sense. It's easy to drop a basket and crush all your eggs or misplace your basket along with all the eggs therein or for foxes to find the basket and eat all the eggs. And then where are you? Eggless and ashamed, probably, because you knew you weren't supposed to keep all your eggs in one basket. That's why the adage exists. Because other people back in the old days weren't, at least initially, savvy enough about the fox situation.

There's another adage that you might be less familiar with, however, which I think also offers particularly useful-egg-related advice that we should all bear in mind while going about our daily business.

Allow me to escort you through its recent genesis:

Raphael: (Charlie Brown-teacher-style) Wahwahwahwahwahawhwhwah.

Jenny: Mmmwwwblahblahmwamwamwa. Blah.

Raphael: Mwahmwamwablah.

Jenny: (Shrugging) Eh.

Raphael: Well, I'm just saying you shouldn't put your eggs everywhere.

Jenny: I shouldn't put my eggs everywhere?

Raphael: No.

Jenny: ...That seems like surprisingly good advice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That Raphael, so wise! Don't put all your eggs in one basket = don't limit your options. Don't put your eggs everywhere = don't spread yourself too thin.

Best advice in the world - moderation in all things!