One mouth and two ears in equal proportion

Went to an event last night of a prospective political candidate. The organiser, who was a farmer, phoned her up and said ‘”let’s postpone there’s going to be snow.” “No!” she said, “It will be fine.”
Twenty minutes before the meeting kicked off she phoned-up canceling and was doing a U turn as the snow was too thick. To those that trudged through the slush The farmer made the curt remark. “She’s a reputation for not listening. Guess this proves it.”

How many times in business have you proffered advice; Seen it ignored and then watched the reckoning. The ‘one mouth and two ears — use them in equal proportion’ adage is so often replaced by one mouth, cloth ears.

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