“That size is for a shy, prim woman, with her hair pulled back in a tight bun, wearing a pencil skirt and practical pumps..."
"Look before you leap." "Think before you speak." "Don't bite off more than you can chew." Any of these sound familiar? Most of us were raised with these and similar warning messages—offered up in varying degrees of consternation—meant to help us grow up to be rational, level-headed, thoughtful people of responsible behavior. Sometimes though, even being careful can go too far.