Revenge is best served cold...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Frosty, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2008
    What does the saying actually mean?
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    Basically it means that you should not hurry to get revenge, Take your time and think it through first. You might calm down and forget all about it, or the OTHER person might forget about it and not see it coming! If you take them by surprise, it's all the sweeter.
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    I think it's, "Revenge is a dish that is best served cold."

    It means that when retaliating against someone, instead of doing something in the heat of the moment, which could be stupid and not thought out, you should let your anger cool. Get revenge that is coldly calculated, well thought out and successful, without harming yourself.

    Not a saying from the school of forgive and forget. [​IMG]
  4. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

    Mar 30, 2009
    Central WI
    Anybody have ideas for an ex co-worker of mine??? [​IMG]
  5. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    I think the statement is quite accurate. Right after a confrontational event, both sides have their defenses up, bracing for something from the other side. By patiently waiting until your enemy has relaxed, let their guard down, and is forgetting about the initiating event, then is the time to strike, when they least expect it. It works.
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    When my husband pulls a trick on me, I tell him quite calmly..."You will be paid back for that. Maybe not now, maybe not today. Maybe not even next week. But one day, I will get you back so good and I will remind you of this day."

  7. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    NEVER act in haste. You'll make a mistake.

    Planning is everything. In revenge or any other matter...plan,plan, plan.
    Then plan again.

    ** I've taught my daughter well....

    Years ago when our daughter was mad at her mommy over something,
    Hana planned her own little revenge. She was only two or three a the time.

    The next day, after they had both got over it, Hana came in the office and
    emptied her mommys file cabinet all over the place. Didn't touch mine, right
    next to it.

    I never laughed so hard.

    Sure, it was wrong of her to bother mommy's file cabinet. But like she said...

    "I wasn't mad at you Daddy."
  8. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    Revenge is best served cold...

    Does anyone else find it ironic that this thread is posted by someone named "Frosty"? [​IMG]
  9. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    In the past, all my plans for revenge never amounted to anything close to what the person brought down on themselves as a result of their stupidity. I guess the saying, "give 'em enough rope and they'll hang themselves" is true. I refuse to take revenge on anyone, but reserve the right to laugh like Hell when they bring down disaster upon themselves. It's SOOO SWEET and guilt free!
  10. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2010
    Quote:Does anyone else find it ironic that this thread is posted by someone named "Frosty"? [​IMG]


    I'm with featherbaby - take the high road, then let Karma do the rest. Karma is far more creative than me.....

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