like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.
N.B. For affairs read 'business affairs.' Just thought I'd say.
A rather bizarre Chinese proverb. I assume it's their equivalent of our spinning plates? But I'm left wondering why anyone would want to be submerging a lot of pumpkins.
One cannot manage too many affairs but one is just going to have to because one is lucky enough to have so much work that one's head is spinning.
Not to mention that I do have a life outside of work.