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More Words of Wisdom From My Daddy

While reading many of the threads in this year’s forum, I am reminded of some wisdom that my Daddy shared with me when I was a young’un. For what it’s worth, I’d like to share his wisdom with my fellow RAGBRAIers.

1. Never argue with a fool. Bystanders may not be able to tell who is who.

2. Never wrestle with a pig. You’ll get dirty and the pig will have a good time regardless.

3. Don’t waste your time trying to teach a mule how to dance. You’ll get frustrated and the mule doesn’t want to learn how to dance anyway.

4. Don’t criticize someone who mispronounces a word when SPEAKING. It means that they learned the word by READING.

5. All people are “Ons.” Some are Less”ons” that we can learn from, while other people are Mor”ons” (’nuff said).

6. A corollary to #5: Nobody knows everything. We can learn something from everybody and teach something to everybody (both positive and negative things).

Please share your words of wisdom. I’d like to pass them along to my grandchildren. Thanks.

See you along the I-O-Way in July.

25 Replies

david636, April 7, 2016 at 6:22 am

“Never trust a dog to guard your food.”


Bentongoing, April 7, 2016 at 8:01 am

And just to make this thread relevant;

What goes down on RAGBRAI will eventually come up later in conversation.


T. Gap Woo, April 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Re: relevance to RAGBRAI

My intention in starting this thread was to inject a little civility into the discussion. While “he who must not be named” is before my time, a certain troll/wannabe recently appeared as the originator of numerous threads and has been spreading his brand of fertilizer across many of the threads on the site. My daddy’s words of wisdom certainly apply to that troll. I commend the posters on this entire site for not “wrestling with the pig” while offering their own apropos advice. Civility shall prevail!

See you along the I-O-Way in July.


Brian Wallenburg, April 7, 2016 at 7:41 pm

For those who choose to questions it’s relevance, can choose not to click. I’ve enjoyed reading the comments.


Sandaltan ., April 7, 2016 at 8:44 pm

David636 has echoed a classic, a tip of the helmet and I will add…. particularly if that dog is a yellow lab named Kurt that flunked guide dog school due to “food avarice”.



HillsAngels1, April 8, 2016 at 6:02 am

From the collar of our jersey


Tom Young, April 14, 2016 at 3:44 pm

This is important! Never pee on an electric fence! This is important info for the non farming Ragbrai riders.


Anonymous, April 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm

hey dude, yo daddy was a wise ole man. here’s one for you and yo daddy dance with the one who brought you!!


“Bicycle Bill”, April 14, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Dance with the one who brought you?  WTF does that have to do with this thread?
fsu must be PWI.



SFC JKL 2, April 16, 2016 at 11:49 pm

You can’t drink beer all day unless you start in the morning.


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