I do not know everything. I have, however, come up against a thing or two in between having been born and having grandkids be born. Am I always right? Well, there was that one time I was wrong… but we don’t talk about that. This is the part of the intro where I warn those with certain sensitivities that there are a few ‘colorful’ words coming up a bit lower down the list. Now let’s get crackin’.
Never pre-pay for a hotel room you’ve never stayed in before if they state it is non-refundable for any reason.
Before getting up a good indignant, stop and ask yourself WHY the thing bothers you so (pink) much.
Never be afraid to admit you don’t know everything. Nobody knows everything. Those that act like they do are really annoying.
Always enter a debate full-bore and (pink) the nicities. It just ain’t no freakin’ fun if people are gonna be all civilized about it.
If you don’t like something, don’t eat it! “Acquired Taste” is a (blue) line. There are too many things I do like. Why waste time trying to like something hideous like caviar just because someone else thinks it is cool to do so?
Never enter a snark-fest you know nothing about. It will make you look stupid. Self-proclaimed mediators should be drawn and quartered. Let’s all just kiss and make-uuuup. Oh bother. We’re havin’ fun, (pink) it. Go way, before I taunt you a second time!
Monty Python Rulz.
Teachers do not know everything. In fact, full-time college professors (in general) know less than the general public (with the exception of Howard.) Do your own research.
Speaking of not knowing a (pink) thing: MDs. Doctors are not the end-all, be-all they think they are. You’ve been duped. Do not follow their advice blindly.
Life is not fair, nor should it be. Kids need to learn this early on so they can better cope with it in their teens and in adulthood.
Make clean breaks. Dragging out a break-up or job-quitting only prolongs the agony for everyone involved.
Errrrr on the job front, though, try to have a back-up game plan prior to backing your boss up against the stockroom door and telling her just how badly she sucks…
Network. Network. Network. That anonymous person behind the screen on that website may be your next golden job opportunity.
Don’t be a doormat. If someone with power pseudo-promises you something to keep you from leaving, don’t wait a year for them to follow through… especially if they have already rewarded your loyalty with a knife in the back.
NEVER tell someone they were passed up for the job they wanted because they were just too valuable to the company in their current capacity. That is just straight-up crap. If told this, turn on your heal and walk right then. Ignore the smoke being blown up your (yellow.)
Live every day as if it were your last. Savor every minute of it.
Do not believe everything you read or hear. Especially in the US. Everything has a bias and/or spin. Know what it is and process the info accordingly.
You are only as good as your word.
Perception is everything.
Never leave the gas oven on while you search for a match to relight the pilot…
There is no such thing as The Good Ol’ Days.
What experts say is bad for you today will be found later to actually be very beneficial (by the same experts.) Screw em. Have fun and enjoy life in spite of what they are saying right now.
Making the world antiseptic is destroying our immune systems.
Yes. As a matter of fact it does rain in Southern California.
Money does not equal success.
All politicians are (Black, yellow, pink.) Do not be afraid your vote is wasted by voting off the two-party path (if, that is, the voting mechanisms are run honestly.) What the US needs to do is have like 8 or 10 parties who have an actual chance, and the losers in the election should serve on a special panel to the president with equal say. Perfect? No. But it would be a big step towards actually having valid-er representation.
If I feel like wearing my way-cool white jeans after Labor Day, I will do so. Bite me.
Question everything, but don’t live your life in fear of everything either.
Travel, and pay attention while you do. The things you learned about the rest of the world from school and TV is mostly bullshit.
Bone-thin is not attractive. Even models don’t look like models when you take away the air-brushing.
People who are hung-up on outward appearances are not worth your time.
Canes are not only cool fashion accessories, they also make great weapons!
Driving around for 2 hours to save a dollar on something you want is just plain ignorant… unless you just happen to enjoy the chase, then the gas+time expenditure is simply entertainment fees.
Selling 1 tourist photo for $20 is stupid when you could sell 20 of them for $10 each. You already printed the (pink) things… what the (red) are these people thinking? That kind of mentality is partly to blame for the current problems in the world today.
Not everything has a reason. When (blue) happens, skip it and move on.
Over-analyzing usually leads to skewed conclusions.
Never be afraid to change your stance when new evidence emerges. To hold steadfastly to an idea just for the sake of not appearing flaky is just plain stupid.
There is always more room in the backyard for one more body.