Search Before You Perch

So I was making up a handy saying – I say making it up, it sort of sprung in to my mind from nowhere – about the fact that before it is safe to sit on the loo, it’s a good idea to look around your immediate vicinity for spiders and other unwanted foreign bodies, especially if you’re as ridden with phobias as I am!

To be fair though, I imagine it’s a method of good practice that will surely become more worthwhile when I travel to Morocco in August, and is already employed by travellers the world over who don’t want to get bum bitten by bugs.

(Horrifyingly though, did you know that they don’t generally use loos in Morocco, but simply use squat toilets! They also wipe their arses with their actual hand and wash afterwards. And to think I’ve been relying on toilet roll all these years…)

So anyway, the saying is:

Search before you perch.

I thought it was quite good, a little catchy, and then I started to think of a whole tonne of others that I didn’t come up with. The something before you something template seems pretty well used.

Look before you leap.
Walk before you run.
Think before you speak.
Don’t fall before you’re pushed.
Don’t put the cart before the horse.
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
Business before pleasure.
Bros before hoes (and all variants of).

Can you think of any more?

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