Anything with a mouth can bite!

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Real Estate Agent with Prado Real Estate South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00
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Anything with a mouth can bite!

 

 

There is much participation as a member of a gardening group on Facebook. People post their prized produce and flower photos. Questions are asked and seasoned dirt lubbers are more than happy to answer, based on their experiences.

 

A woman found a Praying Mantis pod on a tree she pulled inside for the winter and set outside again. She was curious, asking members what in the world it could be. Should she take it off...could the mother still be in the basement...would the pod damage the tree? Soon she had more answers than she could handle, adding to her gardening knowledge base and was put at ease about their beneficial presence.

 

Until someone said they will bite. Well of course they will, just as a dog or cat will if threatened. In the many years of gardening, never have I been nipped by these amazing creatures that inhabit our flower and garden beds.

 

Perhaps because it is widely known that anything with a mouth can - will bite and am ever so respectful regarding boundaries. 

 

Our mouths are designed for eating, talking, laughing, kissing. For some people when things go wrong, they tend to lash out verbally at others, yelling, expelling harsh words. That can destroy even long-standing relationships in an instant. 

 

A little restraint goes a long way between parties. Nature's insects act instinctively with a quiet, controlled confidence, there is much to learn from their ways. Happy sales all, proceed forward and no biting allowed!

 

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Buying or selling a home in southern Utah? Call me at 435.632.9374 or contact me at wanda@buynsellutah.com to help because Wanda Can! 

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Carol Williams
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Great analogy, Wanda.
"Anything with a mouth can bite."  People tend to bite with their words, don't they?

May 15, 2018 06:24 AM #1
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You know it Carol Williams. It took every bit of my patience to remain calm when I went to pick up a pair of shorts that I left (a week in advance) to be tailored for a very important event. Not only was I punctured by the straight pins left in the material, the back of the shorts was puckered beyond belief, they were totally unwearable! She was too busy with other orders to take the time to do the job right. She offered to take the seams out but it was too late to find someone else to tailor them. I quietly asked for a refund and left the store...though I was fuming inside.

May 15, 2018 06:47 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! there are tongues that are sharper than a japanese sword....

May 15, 2018 06:55 AM #3
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Or a Ginsu knife Barbara Todaro. My grandmother was that way and learned early to avoid her wrath! 

May 15, 2018 06:59 AM #4
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Barbara Todaro
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I'm sure my grandchildren have said the same thing....I, too, have mellowed out!! Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

May 15, 2018 07:23 AM #5
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I have learned to speak up, though it's taken a lifetime. It's a good thing that I do not react like my mom (or grandma) when things are less than smooth or chaos presents itself. They could clear a room with just a look Barbara Todaro!

May 15, 2018 07:49 AM #6
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Paul Antonelli
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Good morning. Great post. It is true, so many times people like to bite versus speak. Thanks for posting. 

May 15, 2018 08:03 AM #7
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James Grant
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Good Morning, Wanda, Yes Indeed! Well not everyone notices it but they sometimes bite others with words. My mother always told me that be careful about what you are saying, coz words are so painful. Than hurt him/her on physical action. Emotional Pain Echoes in ways, Physical Pain does not. Thanks for sharing!

May 15, 2018 09:03 AM #8
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Great anology Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

May 15, 2018 09:44 AM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Wanda,

You sure know how to come up with great analogies, and this one is terrific.  Happy Tuesday...A

May 15, 2018 03:21 PM #10
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Glad you enjoyed the post Paul Antonelli!

May 15, 2018 06:28 PM #11
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At times, hurtful words can be subtle and still have the same sting James Grant. Enjoy the rest of your week! 

May 15, 2018 06:30 PM #12
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Thanks Bob "RealMan" Timm, nature is definitely inspiring! 

May 15, 2018 06:31 PM #13
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Someone happened to mention that the praying mantis bites and I thought, so do people and that was inspiration for this one! Glad you enjoyed this post Ron and Alexandra Seigel. 

May 15, 2018 06:47 PM #14
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Morning Wanda.

While I can remember some physical pain, the words said in the heat of the moment, will forever stay in my memory.  Not good

May 16, 2018 01:27 AM #15
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I do understand. Some things are never erased from memory James Dray and are carried through life while moving forward.

May 16, 2018 06:42 AM #16
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