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Jun 11, 2019 15:08:46

Do Not Eat the Snake

by @basilesamel PATRON | 219 words | 272🔥 | 306💌

Basile Samel

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You know the expression "Eat the frog"? Well, it's a bad figure of speech. Frogs are actually delicious. It's a delicacy you can find in France for example. I don't like eating frogs though, the cooking process is too cruel. Frog legs are torn apart from the living creature to keep the taste intact. It's kinda similar to how we boil lobsters alive.

Anyways, I ate some snake yesterday evening. "Eat the snake" would be a more suitable metaphor. It tastes a bit like liver, but the flavor is not as strong. It has a ferrous taste which I'm not particularly fond of.

Eating the frog is a time management metaphor meaning you should be doing the hardest thing first. The important one you want to avoid, usually. I don't follow this principle because I don't like being rushed. I need to warm up. I need a quick win before climbing the mountain.

Call me a spoiled brat, I don't care. Isn't it better to begin the day with some positivity, to start it off on the right foot? I won't eat the snake first thing in the morning. My mood is incredibly bad right after waking up. Never try to talk to me while I'm still sleepy. Why would I make it worse by eating weird animals then?

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    @basilesamel Mange la grenouille...hahaha, nice, never heard that. Yeah I'm with you, a couple of quick, cheap wins set you right up for the rest of the day.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 11, 2019 23:33:50
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    @basilesamel - I prefer the safer route: Eat Your Veggies -- which, to me, translates as -- consistently do what's sustainable and good for you ( and your productivity )

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 11, 2019 07:02:34
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      @brianball good one :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 11, 2019 17:03:25
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    @basilesamel Oh haha! In Singapore, we have an expression (of a Chinese dialect origin) also called "Eating snake", but it means the complete opposite - it means skiving, or slacking off when there's a task at hand. How fascinating how eating frog in France is the opposite of eating snake in Singapore!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 11, 2019 21:24:27
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      @jasonleow really??? :P Is it because it's an expensive meal you usually eat when celebrating?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 11, 2019 15:59:58
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      @basilesamel haha I have absolutely no idea. Perhaps it's related to the connotation that snakes are lazy....?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 11, 2019 22:05:41
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      @jasonleow interesting! :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 11, 2019 17:03:59
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