This is third of Three Quotes in Three Days my friend Brian at Vancouver Visions challenged me to. Please check out his lovely blog. You will love it.
My Sister Phyllis is a champion blunderer. She tries so hard to make her point that she often goes way overboard. A friend was relating a fearsome tale of tangling with a rattlesnake ending with him finally managing to cut the snake’s head off, after nearly being bitten several times. Phyllis was so impressed with the story, she pondered it long after the storyteller finished, finally remarking, “You really have to be careful about the rattlesnake’s head. It’s as dangerous as the rest of it!”
None of us has ever forgotten it, using this phrase when someone states something so obvious it’s ridiculous.