One of my favorite stories as a kid was “Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby” … if you've never read the story, the main character, Br'er Rabbit is threatened by his arch-nemesis, Br'er Fox.
Br'er Fox sets a trap for Br'er Rabbit and captures him. Br'er Fox wonders, out loud what he should do with Br'er Rabbit.
Br'er Rabbit says to his captor that he can do anything he wants to him if he promises not to throw him in the Briar Patch. [Read more…] about Finding Success in the Briar Patch