“Beware the ides of March” is a dumb little phrase I like to break out as often as possible. In fact, I break it out on the 15th of every month, even though “Beware the ides of November” doesn’t quite have the same ring.
It’s a reference to a line in Julius Caesar, a play by Shakespeare which I have not read, nor will ever read. Apparently a seer tells Jules that something bad will happen on the ides of March (the middle of the month). When Julio sees him on the 15th, he says “Well, the ides of March have come”, to which the creepy dude replies, “Ay, they have come, but they are not gone.”
Next thing you know, Orange Julius gets stabbed 23 times by 60 conspirators in the Roman Senate. Even his pal Brutus goes all Stabby McStabberson on him, prompting Casear Salad to utter the infamous, “et tu Brutus?” line. What a way to go.
So yeah, today is the ides of March, and I’m a little scared something bad is going to happen. Let’s just say that I’ll be very careful walking into work today. If I see a gathering of five dozen people holding shivs, I’m out of there.
Speaking of being scared, thought this would be a good time to learn a little more about y’all.
Here’s 2 questions for you:
1. What’s 1 thing you’re afraid of that most people are NOT afraid of?
2. What’s 1 thing that most people ARE afraid of that doesn’t scare you at all?
And try to have a stab-free day!