“The second kick of the mule can’t teach you anything more than the first kick should have.”
– Farmer’s Proverb
Walking behind a mule is a dangerous mistake, and can result in a kick you won’t soon forget. Hopefully, you will have learned its lesson, and will not forget it. The mule’s first kick is its fault, the second, third and fourth kicks are your own fault. At work, observe others and their ways, and learn who is a “mule,” and how they “kick.” You don’t need and don’t deserve the bruise, the pain and the misery that come from being “kicked” by a “mule.”
This proverb was contributed by Frances C., a blog reader from Hutchinson, Kansas. Thanks for the reminder, Frances; we’ll all try to stay away from the rear ends of mules in our presence.
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