We all know Shakespeare often stole borrowed ideas from older works, so when I saw Richard Glover’s Ten things I learned from Shakespeare, I just knew I had to re-work these. I am not sure how old his list is, as I found it on The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Facebook page. Hey, credit to whom credit is due. Check out their page for the original list.
And now, I give you my…
Ten life lesson from Shakespeare
- Always wear gloves when stabbing a person, as blood tends to stain one’s hands.
- No matter how tempting, never accept a free ticket to a foreign country from your new step-dad, even if he’s always been your uncle.
- Before completely losing it, calmly take your unconscious girlfriend’s pulse or at least check to see if she is breathing.
- If you find yourself marooned on an island, befriend the natives. You never know if they will turn on you
- No matter how busy you may be (like getting ready for a wedding), if a cop stops by your house to share some gossip, listen to him. It may save you from an embarrassing situation later on.
- Make sure you always know where your handkerchief is. Especially if it is a gift from your husband.
- Speaking of husbands. If your wife starts agreeing with everything you say, face it, she’s on to you.
- Never take financial or employments advise from a homeless woman, especially if she has two friends snickering while you talk.
- If you wake up feeling like an ass, you’re probably an ass.
- Guys, if she says “it’s much ado about nothing”, trust me, it’s much ado about something.
Your turn. I want to hear something you’ve learned from Will.