I’m organising a high school reunion and I’m making a speech to welcome everyone. I want to make some witty metaphor about life, but all I can think of are the usual cliches. You know, life is a train journey or whenever a door closes a window opens. Boring! Can you think of something that’s juicier and more realistic?
How ‘bout this one? You’re using an ATM. You insert your card. You notice that the screen and keypad are both covered with fresh vomit. You’re now faced with a tough choice. Either touching the vomit to retrieve your card, or just walking away clean but losing your card in the process.
This is a powerful metaphor for life and the crappy decisions we have to make, sometimes on a daily basis.
But if you want something cynical, I’ll need a bit more time.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,