I hate the feeling that there is an elephant in the room. I’m not one to gloss over unpleasantness in hopes of avoiding confrontation. I’d much rather get it all out and clear the air. I don’t want there to be any elephants hiding in my rooms. So let’s get those elephants out there and put them on display for all to see, discuss, and react to. Go!
So from now on, when we talk about having an elephant in the room, let’s make sure it’s a literal elephant we’re talking about! Each and every room should have an elephant of some form in it to avoid any confusion.
Guest: “I feel like there is an elephant in the room.”
Me: “Oh yeah, he’s over there by the fireplace.”