Posted by Bob on February 23, 2006
In Reply to: Some days chicken, some days feathers posted by Brian from Shawnee on February 22, 2006
: : What does "Some days chicken, some days feathers" mean?
: It means sometimes you succeed, and sometimes you fail. Foxes and other wild animals often eat chickens, but when the chicken escapes the fox only gets feathers, which he can't eat.
: Another related phrase is, "sometimes you get the bear; sometimes the bear gets you". That type of failure is more drastic than just getting a mouthful of feathers.
Sometimes, you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. (Windscreen for our UK friends.)