LPT: A green traffic light means it is legal for you to go, not that it is safe to go.
Also, "Right turn on red" means that, if you've already yielded and there is no incoming traffic, you can fucking turn, already! ლ(ಠ益ಠ)ლ
Also, "Right turn on red" is OK ONLY AFTER YIELDING TO ANYONE ELSE USING THE INTERSECTION
In California, as long as the car gets into the intersection while the light is yellow, they are in control of that intersection until they get through it. You may end up sitting on a green light until that dude gets through.
Ugh. Here in the Netherlands you're only allowed, legally at least though it's hardly ever enforced, to cross if you can completely cross the intersection or are turning left (and can thus always clear the intersection once straight through has cleared). Unfortunately they're giving away drivers licenses to people that are too stupid to understand it's a bad idea to block an intersection.
LPT : Never go to a restaurant that you can't afford even though your peers think it's a good idea. It's really not.
Bad Saturday night?
That will be $30 plus tax and tip please.
When in forced to go to a restaurant I can't afford after making more economical suggestions, I'll just get a water and plate of French fries.
Assuming they actually serve French fries.
Most of the posher places that are really unaffordable don't.
LPT: Never ask a couple when they're gonna have a child. You don't know if they're trying and are facing problems.
Also it gets really annoying for those of us who don't want any.
LPT - Mind your own business
I had someone ask me about children the day after my wife had her third miscarriage. I don't think she'll be asking anyone again
Exactly. My family does this and its awkward because they want grandchildren and I hate kids.
LPT: When drinking with your boss or manager, always stay at least one drink behind them.
Unless they are raging alcoholics, then you do you.
Right. Because him on his 9th and me on my 8th is really going to stop me from telling him that I could do his job better.
Fuck that, stay 2 drinks ahead and show them who's REALLY the boss.
I once went to my wife's holiday party when she was working at a bank and she was worried I was going to get too drunk and embarrass her. She was a teller at the time so we were mingling with her group of teller friends when I decided to wander. I'm a wandering drunk and assume I'm welcome anywhere. Somehow I ended up chatting up the bank president and some vps. Long, fuzzy story short, we ended up taking a keg and several bottles of alcohol from the party and drinking on my front porch with my wife's employers til about 6 a.m. I'm not saying I was responsible for her preferential treatment during the rest of her tenure but I wouldn't rule it out.
I got 100% of drinks ahead of my boss. Even blacked out at a work outing. The next day I found out that I (and two colleages) said he was intimidating.
Since then he's completely changed his demeanor, starts meeting newer hires earlier, talking about family, hobbies, etc to help break the ice.
Gotta say it was a good change.
LPT Throw some silica packets in your toolbox to prevent your tools from rusting.
Sorry folks, silica packets only work in closed environments. Once exposed to ambient air, they will draw moisture only for a few weeks or even just days, then become useless.
"But what about the silica packets in my new purse or whatever?" Chances are that product was made overseas and encased in a closed bag so as not to pick up sea odors on the long boat ride. Once ready for retail, the plastic is removed but the silica packet remains... and if it's already been in the store for a couple months, it's already useless.
Wouldnt you also have to vacuum seal your toolbox, otherwise the silica will absorb all the moisture it can then just do nothing.
At work we dry them out so they can be reused (we have massive packets of the stuff). Just out them in a big oven for a couple of hours and there good to go again.
That works but that's for the big industrial ones meant for re-use, not the little disposables you get with consumer goods.
LPT: Foot traffic should be like vehicle traffic (North America), everyone sticks to their right side.
That implies everyone knows the difference between their, there, and they're.
In London that's exactly what we do, but to the left. And the "right" side is how we overtake.
The point of walking on the left side of the road is for safety. As a pedestrian it is easier to avoid oncoming traffic instead of traffic behind. Inside buildings without cars it doesn't matter but most people stick to the right in my experience.
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LPT: A small compliment takes less than 10 seconds, but could make someone's whole day. 😊
“I bet you’ve got a real sweet asshole”.
It’s unisex which is nice.
I always want to complement people but I feel like they would take it wierd/creepy.
That can make somebody's hole weak!
Edit...I feel dirty for even typing that.
You sound like a great person. 😊
LPT: If people are disliking someone’s attitude on any given day, go to that someone and ask “Are you okay?”
This could backfire horribly if the person isn't having a bad day but is just unpleasant.
This is very good advice. Nothing like a little perspective.
Most of the time it's just because of that... people make it worse by gossiping behind their backs or saying they are bad people and they are to blame for their attitude, it's their responsibility... sometimes people have problems coping with things happening in their life. It's the mature and humane thing to do what you did. Karma will be stacking my friend!
That’s great advice if I’m friends with the person. But I do think at work you really shouldn’t reflect your frustrations from your personal life. I don’t really wanna get to know anyone and I don’t have to deal with their attitude just because we work together.
LPT: If your friends tell you they don't like the person you are dating because of how they treat you, seriously rethink dating this person. If your friends tell you they don't like the person because of how they look, rethink having them as friends.
LPT: If your friend is dating someone ugly, just tell your friend they're not being treated right.
Real friends can give each other advice or criticism without a binary solution set
What if the chick is REALLY ugly and you are really drunk and they are looking out for you?
Says every man who ever stuck their dick in crazy.
Friends usually see it WAY before you do.