September 9, 2009

Wednesday Wisdom

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.

Robertson Davies


  1. Yes, it's rather appealing Kath, yet not a quotable quote that I've heard quoted before.

    Deserves a much wider audience, me thinks.

  2. I was once attacked by a bad novation. The bastard wouldn't settle and it took months to get him evicted.

    Talk about throwing good money after ...

  3. By coinky-dink, I found myself having to tidy up a novation clause that was bad, on this very day Geoff!

    Lovely to hear from you, hope you & yours are keeping well.

  4. Anonymous9:43 PM

    I bet Mr Davis has never been attacked by a mad dog.

    Most people run like hell which is the worst thing you can do.

    The wisest thing to do is try to kill the fucking thing and make sure the dog knows exactly what your intentions are. They do sense these things.

    You never turn your back on a mad dog and always keep eye contact while cursing as loud as you can and waving your arms as if throwing something. It really unsettles them.

    If you have a weapon (stick, rock, knife or best a spray can of oven cleaner)then use it but you can be sure that the dog will run away before you get the chance to do any damage.

    If you don't feel like trying to kill it then back off slowly until you get out of its territory - but never turn you back and never lose eye contact.

    I've scared the hell out of quite a few mad dogs and also their owners when I explained to them that under the 1966 Dog Act I am quite within my rights to murder any attacking dog on public property then sue the shit out of the owners.

    I ran a small junk mail business for 20 years and used to deliver some of the junk myself most mornings to keep fit and indentify homes that needed repairs, guttering etc to generate hot leads for clients.

    I got to know all the mad dogs and was prepared to deal with them accordingly.

    Once an angry owner threatened to kill me for belting his dog (german shepherd) on the snout when it jumped at me. Silly owner ended up even angrier when the local council dealt with him along with the cops who had an outstanding warrant out on him.

    As far as mad women go I have yet to meet a women that wasn't mad. Nah only kidding - all women are (mostly)wonderful in their own way.

    As far as mad notions go: that is something I have learnt to live with. My whole life has been one mad notion and personally I rather like it that way.

    Wisdom is something you resort to when all else fails.

    Better to me madly in love with life than a wise old boring fart.

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  5. Seems that dogs might have all sprung from China, from whence wolves might have first been domesticated, not for companionship, mind you, but for food. Which might explain the continuing tradition in some Asian countries of eating dogs.

    "Wisdom is something you resort to when all else fails."

    That probably explains the general lack of wisdom across the Earthly plains.

    People insist on giving all else that fails just one more shot.

    Being mad and in love is entirely more fun than simply being in love or being mad.