Ever use the phrase "Cut off your nose to spite your face?"
Do you know where the phrase comes from? As best as I can determine, the phrase originates from an event that may/may not have occurred on or around 870 AD when a group of lusting Vikings landed in Scotland. After learning of the Viking's impending arrival, the Mother Superior of a monastery urged the nuns to disfigure their faces and thus make themselves unappealing to the vicious pillaging Vikings. One of the nuns allegedly cut off her nose and upper lip. Many of the other nuns followed suit in varying degrees in hopes of preserving their virginity. When the Vikings arrived, according to the legend, they were so disgusted at what they saw that they burned the buildings to the ground and left without assaulting the nuns. The nuns were left with all of their virtue plus their mangled faces.
Today, we know that people in record numbers are facing foreclosure on their homes. That's no joke. I'm saddened by the transfer of wealth from so many to so few and the struggling US economy- but that's a different subject. I'm also very sensitive to the plight of those who face losing their homes and stability to foreclosure. For some the thought of losing their home has forced them to take drastic measures..... Watch below:
" The February 11 “Good Morning America” introduced a new dire consequence of the slowing economy: “cash-strapped homeowners” committing arson."
“We have news this morning on the home foreclosure front, word that cash-strapped homeowners are taking desperate measures,” ABC co-host Diane Sawyer said."
The tragic reality for those that get caught burning down their home to avoid losing it to foreclosure is: They will have a nice cozy home behind bars for the next few years - Guaranteed and paid for by the government and the tax payers.
These are desperate times!