Bitch on the Blog

September 27, 2013

Viscous

Wish I’d thought of this myself and first, not least in the wake of Ramana’s recent musings and Wise Web Woman offering a spout:

“Opinions are like arses. Everyone has one.”

Naturally, and I will, one can take the implied negativity of that assertion apart. Arses are good. What else would we sit on? Our thumb? And as long as there is a hole we can shit. I am not a doctor but do believe that function vital. Not least since I was given the most awful of all laxatives – Castor oil. I was only four at the time. Leaving its benefits aside swallowing it set me up for all that life offered years hence.

Opinions too serve a purpose. If only to make enemies of  some. I’ll leave you with Shackman’s recent and adorable: “If I want your opinion I’ll give it to you.” Take note. That’s class.

U

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9 Comments »

  1. Shackman must be a re-incarnation of my mother!

    Comment by magpie11 — September 27, 2013 @ 20:10 | Reply

    • Don’t think so.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 27, 2013 @ 22:18 | Reply

      • Her attitude to we children, and any opinion we had the temerity to form that was our own, in a nutshell.

        Comment by magpie11 — September 28, 2013 @ 14:38 | Reply

  2. G.I. Jane, Demi Moore. The actual quote is “Lt. O’neil, when I want your opinion I’ll give it to you,”

    Comment by magpie11 — September 27, 2013 @ 20:12 | Reply

    • ?

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 27, 2013 @ 22:17 | Reply

      • G.I. Jane was a film …. demi moore lead character…. one possible origin of the quotation…..

        Comment by magpie11 — September 28, 2013 @ 14:39 | Reply

  3. I certainly make no claim for originating that little quote – I have heard if off and on for over 30 years. But it is a fun quote that usual;ly elicits a smile from both sender and recipient.

    Comment by shackman — September 30, 2013 @ 13:35 | Reply

    • It sure does bring a wide smile to this recipient’s face every time I remember it. It might have been around for ages, but you, Shackman, brought it to my attention. Thank you for that.

      Let’s sock it to them.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 30, 2013 @ 14:01 | Reply

  4. The honorable Senator of the fine state of Vermont, Patrick Leahy, said, “You get fifteen Democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions.” So there may be more arses in that room than people if you can believe anyone in our government.

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — September 30, 2013 @ 17:33 | Reply


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