On the other side ….
As to what side I’m referring to, I’ll let you make up your own mind …
We’re in the grip of a drought, and finding some green grass is very hard.
Rain is not predicted for quite some time, so I expect in a few months time the question will be, is the grass browner on the other side?
Somehow, it just doesn’t have the same ring about it, does it?
Aside from that, there is that saying, ‘the grass is always greener on the other side’, and, while it may once meant that your neighbour had it better than you, to me it always meant that if your were looking for something better, you were not going to find it.
My father said it more than once in my lifetime, but then, he always said I liked ‘living high on the hog’, simply because I preferred the finer things in life, like champagne, eating in five star restaurants, and staying in six star hotels.
I tried to tell him I was only trying to find out ‘how the other half lived’.
I guess it’s not a good time to say ‘it’s no use vlosing the stable door after the horse has bolted’.