It is a rather crude way of putting it. In prior generations, such proverbial “talk” was initiated only after a few drinks, and with no “womenfolk” or churchgoing members who had high-minded constraints upon such crudities. In modernity, it seems that everyone talks with a peppering of 4-letter words. Is that a good thing?
The problem with overdoing anything is that, after a time, it begins to lose its efficacy. A parent who raises his or her voice every time the child misbehaves, is quickly tuned out and ignored — for, the attitude becomes: “It doesn’t matter what I do; Dad and Mom yell at me, anyway.” On the other hand, the father or mother who almost never raises his or her voice, but does so when the importance and significance of the issue warrants it, will often have a positive response from the child, precisely because of its rarity.
It is the same concept as the age-old adage of the “boy who cried wolf”. But crudities have their place, as well. A person who rarely swears, but one day says in confidence, “You know, sometimes life just comes at you from behind and bites you in the A__” — well, it sets the tone, underlines the seriousness of the opening salvo, and gets your attention immediately. For, it is not just the crudity of the sentence, or the origin from whence it came; moreover, it is a truth which we all know.
Circumstances and events beyond our control will often impact us in ways we never expected. And, while we may never have actually been bitten in the hind quarters, the metaphor is one to which we can all relate (or, is it an “analogy”, strictly speaking?).
For Federal employees and U.S. Post Office workers who have the sense that his or her medical condition does indeed constitute a bite in the rear quarters, it may be time to consider preparing, formulating and filing an effective Federal or Postal Disability Retirement application under FERS. And like all such unexpected attacks of the hind quarters from unknown sources, a medical condition can indeed result in the truism of life’s many challenges — of the need to prioritize and focus on your medical condition, and to protect the rear flank just as much as those expected frontal assaults we can otherwise expect and avoid.
Contact a FERS Lawyer who specializes in Federal Medical Retirement Law, and see whether or not you can prepare, formulate and file an effective Federal or Postal Disability Retirement application under FERS before that unknown source from your Agency comes from behind and bites you in the ___ .
Robert R. McGill
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.