Down the Hall on Your Left

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I Know The Ins And Outs

Adage ATHERE IS AN OLD ADAGE about the month of March that says,

“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

I think I know what that is supposed to mean – weather and all. That’s nice for March, but what about the other 11 months? Are they to just be left out in the parking lot? Not wanting them to feel neglected and unloved, I have tried to come up with potentially new old adages for each month.

January “Comes in like a hangover and goes out like a snow shovel.”Adage 2





Adage 4February “Comes in like a Groundhog and goes out like a flying leap.”

March – we already know that one, so…





Adage 6April “Comes in like a chocolate bunny and goes out like an IRS Auditor.”

Adage 8May “Comes in like Hay Fever and goes out like a 30 car pileup in Turn Four.”




Adage 10June “Comes in like a bride and groom and goes out like dueling divorce lawyers.”

July “Comes in like a George Foreman Grill and goes out like a Ron Popeil Rotisserie.”Adage 1





Adage 11August “Comes in like a sweat stain and goes out like a deflated beach ball.”




Adage 12September “Comes in like shopping at Wal-Mart and goes out like a  parent/teacher conference.”


Adage 13

October “Comes in like a yard full of leaves and goes out like a serious dental problem.”




Adage 14

November “Comes in like a bag of leftover Halloween candy and goes out like an aging Rockette.”


December “Comes in like a Power Shopper and goes out like an overworked Credit Counselor.”

Adage 15






I don’t know about you, but this person jumping up and down is exhausting me. I think I’ll go take a nap until April.

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4 thoughts on “I Know The Ins And Outs

  1. HAAAHA, this was great. I especially appreciated the October/November dental problems and candy. So true.

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  2. Appears to have been a lot of work, coming up with all those adages for a whole year! Websters’ Bible says adages are, “an ancient piece of poplar wisdom”. I think you are right-on, John. Not that you aren’t right-on all (most) of the time. I even saved this one. Well, actually I save all your columns. Never know when I’ll need a good laugh.


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