My friend came over to the house for a visit. He’s the only guy I know that can screw up an old saying up still come out making it make sense.
We were talking about work, where he’s been having a difficult time with a new boss. I sat and listened to his complaints.
At one point he said, “Too many chiefs make the water boil.”
I corrected him, “Don’t you mean ‘Too many chiefs, not enough Indian’ or, ‘Too many cooks ruin the soup?'”
“Nope,” he quickly replied, “I mean ‘I’m always in hot water!'”
I should have known.