Everyone has some form or another of an Achilles heel and mine is I don’t suffer fools gladly. Some might say this is a good thing but I happen to disagree and here’s why.
The full or given meaning to the phrase is well documented both in the bible (2 Corinthians 11:19) and on the internet (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffer_fools_gladly) but without real life examples. Based on this literature alone I too would consider the suffering of a fool to be unacceptable.
In simple English it is “the foolish actions of one, causing the suffering in others”.
Let me give you an example:
Your regular footy game and the team is going for the win. Everybody is pulling their weight and doing their best except for one player. He is your typical court jester and makes everybody on and off the field laugh and in fact, generally makes the game fun for all.
Suddenly the run of play goes right to where the ‘court jester’ is and just as he is mi-larking about, the opposition slips through and scores!