Has there ever been a time when you've swallowed a fly?
My Mom always used to tell the kids, close your mouth or you'll swallow a fly. Sleeping at night with your mouth open? That's a risk.
Swallowing a fly could also mean when you say or do something you wish you didn't. Another way to say it is putting your foot in your mouth.
I loved this story because this woman swallowed a fly but didn't learn her lesson. She kept swallowing larger and larger things until she burst, teaching people and kids, once again, that Mom's are right. Swallowing flies have consequences.
Is it no wonder why this is such a popular story. So many people can relate to it.
Now looking back I have to ask when did I swallow a fly?
I remember swallowing mosquitoes driving my motor boat and a few times when the car window was open, a few managed to fly in.
It's amazing how they get right to the back of your throat and force themselves to be swallowed by an automatic reaction of the larynx whereby you begin coughing to get it out because you don't know what you swallowed.
Putting ones foot in ones mouth is terribly embarrassing and trying to cover up by smoothing it over, leads into more and more lies. I am a very bad liar because my face gives it away before the lie gets out of my mouth. It's like I have LIAR written on my forehead where every one could see it.
So I can't swallow a fly without people knowing about it. This makes me not as much fun to be with, as say another person, who doesn't have to search far in his pocket, to find words and stories. to off set the lie he/she began in the first place. These are very talented people and all we can do is wait and see how much they can swallow before they burst and die. lol As we all know, nothing lasts forever and lies usually catch up to you, especially when you tell so many of them your mind gets confused.