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How a brave man and his bucket became a viral metaphor

Up to his knees in water, this guy wasn’t going quietly.

Texas has been hit by severe flooding recently, so when one father bravely decided he could tackle the knee-deep problem facing his drive with a humble bucket it was always going to be a futile exploit.

Posted by his daughter, Twitter user @karelyjudith_, here he is tackling the flooding head on.

Naturally, the dad’s gallant but fruitless efforts have since become a metaphor – here are nine of the best examples of how it’s been used.

1. Life

2. Love

3. Relationships

4. Self-therapy

5. Work

6. Housework

7. Education

8. Adulthood

9. Music

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