Old Phrase: Go Get Your Goat! Basic Definition: To annoy you to the point of getting quite bothered about something…
Sub Definition: Goat: The goat is a metaphor for your state of peacefulness. When your goat is with you, you are calm and collected. When your goat is stolen, you become angry and upset.
Notes: Getting someone’s goat can not be a quick process and must be done by not being directly mean. The best way to get someone’s goat is by means of clever annoyance. So, taking this to the next actual literal step…..
OK! now for the real world—at its most absurd. This is a true story, as reported on NPR.
Life in the Gaza Strip is complicated enough– no wonder the authorities fear the possibility that people may desperately want to believe in the mystical powers of an unusual animal!
UPDATE: Here’s another for the history books of minor events — hmmm…an interesting management dilemma? Allow the goat to live and risk it becoming a source of rumor and alleged healing power with all the frenzy that already seemed to be brewing, or swiftly eliminate the problem….