Metaphor FAIL

Every now and then, we say something really stupid without realising it. And then the embarassment sets in when someone corrects you.

Today was one such moment. The conversation went like this:

Me: I’m like a sheep led silently to the slaughter. But don’t worry! When that day comes, I’ll make sure that I am extra woolly!

Friend: Wait! That didn’t make any sense at all!

Me: What? Sure it did! Extra woolly! Very useful for that fated day!

Friend: Yeah… It’ll be useful if you’re getting SHEARED! Hello?! You’re getting slaughtered, not sheared! What are they gonna use all that wool for?!

Me: *sudden realisation* OOOOOHHHHHH!!!!! OOoooopppsss…

Metaphor FAIL!