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Jul 24, 2012
sorry - don't know why (or how) I posted that twice
 
 
Jul 24, 2012
So, re jaybeeq's question and the various helpful replies, I'd assumed it was something to do with the Carthage and Shechem scenarios, but "who salted the earth?" isn't a well known phrase or saying in my (UK English) experience. Is it a more normal turn of phrase in the States?
If I do make reference to the sacking of Carthage, the term that comes most readily to mind is "Sowed the fields with salt" and the Judges reference reads something like "destroyed the city and scattered salt over it" or "beat down the city and sowed it with salt", depending on the translation used
 
 
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Jul 24, 2012
So, re jaybeeq's question and the various helpful replies, I'd assumed it was something to do with the Carthage and Shechem scenarios, but "who salted the earth?" isn't a well known phrase or saying in my (UK English) experience. Is it a more normal turn of phrase in the States?
If I do make reference to the sacking of Carthage, the term that comes most readily to mind is "Sowed the fields with salt" and the Judges reference reads something like "destroyed the city and scattered salt over it" or "beat down the city and sowed it with salt", depending on the translation used
 
 
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Jul 23, 2012
Put some salt on the PHB's tail and see if he flies away....
 
 
Jul 23, 2012
I once did an internship when I was younger at a company where the president would literally tell her employees 3 - 4 times a day what they had to do over and over again. Fun fact: Half of what she said was wrong and when something went wrong, the employees were held accountable.

As I was unpaid, I basically didn't give a hoot one way or the other but it was hard enough to see my coworkers suffer from this micromanagement-tumor on a daily basis.

I'm in favor of a micromanagement-awareness day - with its own ribbon.
 
 
 
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