2417. Sauce for the goose

Quite frankly, Mavis, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. He sent you on a wild goose chase, and you were as silly as a goose to follow.

You knew from the start that he was loose as a goose. Before that you wouldn’t say boo to a goose, and now you’ve really cooked your goose. It gives me goose bumps just thinking about it.

I told you to tell him that you were making a wigwam for a goose’s bridle, but no! you had to have him think you were the goose that laid the golden egg.

It’s why I baked you a gooseberry pie and written down a list of ways you’ve plucked your goose. Take a gander while you eat instead of swanning around like a peacock.


19 thoughts on “2417. Sauce for the goose

  1. Pingback: 2417. Sauce for the goose — Weave a Web | Vermont Folk Troth

      1. Herb

        Goosey goosey gander,
        Whither dost thou wander?
        Upstairs and downstairs
        And in my lady’s chamber.
        There I met an old man
        Who wouldn’t say his prayers,
        So I took him by his left leg
        And threw him down the stair

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  2. umashankar

    I wouldn’t have imagined those possible uses of goose in my wildest of dreams. A delightful enlightenment was the phrase ‘a wigwam for a goose’s bridle’! I guess there is nothing left to say.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      “A wigwam for a goose’s bridle” was an idiomatic phrase that I thought a number might have trouble with. My father used to say it! I first remember its use when I asked my father what he was making, and he said “A wigwam for a goose’s bridle”. As it turned out he was making a dolls’ house for my sister on her birthday!

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