To Coin a Phrase
“You’re making a mountain out of a molehill.” I said. “It’s just a storm in a tea-cup”
“It may not be important to you,” he replied, “but sometimes you just have to have your say”
And this from a guy who never took sides in an argument -- ever.
“I agree.” I told him. “You need to choose your battles.”
“There you go again!” he yelped, exasperated “You just cannot help yourself, can you?”
“Now what’s rattled your cage?” I asked, baffled by his agitation.
“Cliches.” he said. “You always talk in clichés!”
That took the wind out of my sails.