I don’t often reblog other posts, but I think this is a very timely post that will hopefully reach some people who need this right now. Yes, I’m one of them.
The Last Straw (that broke the camel’s back): The final, additional, small burden that makes the entirety of one’s difficulties unbearable.
Isn’t it interesting that there are so many idioms and colloquial expressions that mean “I’m done”?
The straw that broke the camel’s back (1816)
The last feather breaks the horses back (1829)
The final straw
Hitting a brick wall
Hanging up one’s gloves
The final stroke
I’m sure there are others. I’ve had a heck of a month. No worries – I actually thrive under (some) pressure. However, once in a while each one of us is simply not going to be able to take ONE MORE THING. That ONE MORE THING is often inconsequential and “small” in the grand scheme of things. Perhaps that is why we are so frustrated for breaking under what seems like a “small” thing.
This morning I was stepping off the porch when…
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