LPT: Don’t go broke trying to act rich. Act your wage.
Yeah, but you're supposed to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. I want to be that crab from Moana.
I'm getting rich looking broke!
I'm ride or die with my Honda Civic.
Something I heard once: "Poor people stay poor because they act like they're rich. Rich people get rich because they act like they're poor."
LPT: When someone sends you a wedding invitation, put it into your calendar as a recurring event so you can wish them a happy anniversary next year
Oh god no. Please don't. My anniversary is between me and my wife.
Our friends and family were invited to the wedding, not the entire marriage.
If somebody who isn't my wife wished me a happy wedding anniversary, I would be very unsettled. Why are they memorising my wedding anniversary date?
also there's the possibility of "even greg remembered the anniversary but you forgot about it?"
LPT: when one of your friends has a loved one that dies, make sure to put it in your calendar as a recurring event so you can wish them a happy deathversary every year.
LPT: If you are having trouble sleeping, try putting your pillows at the other end of the bed and lying 'upside down'
It sounds stupid but it helps for me. I think it's because your brain is no longer thinking 'this is the place where I lie awake worrying about when I'm gonna fall asleep'. Of course that end of the bed might not have a board so you have to be careful your pillows don't fall off.
e: Here's a handy diagram
I used to do that too. Weird how it works.
Instructions Unclear: Now have Athletes Face
wow my drawing is good
Yep. Works for me. I can toss and turn all night long, or just flip around to the other end of the bed and I'm out in minutes.
LPT: Act more mysterious if you want people to be more interested in you
Don't "act" any particular way, and certainly don't base your behavior off a character in a movie, no matter how cool he seems to you. Just be natural, but always remember to try to see yourself from the other person's point of view. Dignified is good, but mysterious isn't. If you seem like you're hiding something, why should anyone trust you? Also remember that what works to pick someone up isn't the same thing as what works if you want to build a real relationship.
Acting mysterious sounds like stage 1 neckbeardism, pretty soon OP will don a fedora and start tipping it.
That makes sense. I guess the essence of this post, is for people like me who tend to have all their cards on the table early on when dating. It can push people away easily or maybe even they'll ghost you. So maybe it's good to just tone that back is all. If it takes me having to tell myself "be mysterious like the guy in that movie" to sort of jolt myself out of being a sputtering, cards on the table guy.. Then it's effective advice I think. It's just an easy mantra for people who are looking to reign in that too-forwardness. But it's good to be yourself like u said and to be enthusiastic about things you are interested in
This explanation makes a lot of sense. You don't want to be too open right away because you might come across as needy or self-absorbed. If it comes across as though you are the most interesting subject to yourself, it's a huge turnoff. The best thing is to show interest in the other person by asking them about themselves and listening to them.
LPT: If people are downvoting your post in LifeProTips you can repost it in ShittyLifeProTips to restore your karma.
Not sure if this should be here or in ShittyLifeProTips
Then it belongs to /sub/uselesslifeprotips
Found my new favorite sub
LPT: Don't avoid cameras during your years in school or on vacation/holiday. You might not want to take a picture now, but you'll appreciate it later.
Another LPT: don’t be that person that has to get everyone posing perfectly for a pic of whatever you are doing. Posed pics are cheesy and awkward.
Instead if you must take pics, do it when people aren’t paying attention. Take the pics when your friends or family are in the middle of doing something fun. Those pics always capture the moment much better.
One last thing, don’t let taking pics of things or events take precedence over being a part of the event. You will regret not living or being in the moment more than you will if you don’t get a pic.
I never want pictures of me. I want pictures of things I looked at in my travels. I'm 31. I really don't see this changing.
It's funny, because a lot of those ninja pics actually end up being posed pictures too. Except instead of posing like "stand there and smile," you're posing like "try to not acknowledge the camera and look like you're acting naturally."
But those pictures do end up looking better.
LPT: Don't let friends and family pressure you into having your photo taken. It is perfectly fine to not want your photo taken.
LPT: if you want a good deal on pizza and need more than one, call dominos and tell them you have a Buy-One-Get-One-Free coupon. As an employee we have very few ways of checking, especially if it's a generic advertisement coupon with no code.
but then you have 2 pizzas from dominoes instead of good pizza
Would a "buy none, get one free" coupon work?
Never said they were good
LPT: When in an accident or altercation with somebody, and they say to you, "there's no need to involve the police", you should seriously consider involving the police.
Even though someone in the comments already said "not in Germany", I must say that this might be a good LPT here as well.
I once stopped at my local post agency only to drop a friend and after he left the car, started going backwards to leave the parking place. I looked in the mirrors and even over my shoulders, but saw nothing. Yet, BAM. Rear-to-rear colision with an old man, also leaving the parking place.
It was my first colision ever (I'm only 2 years a driver, so quite unexperienced) and I somehow came to the conclusion it was my fault. And stupid me said it to the old man: "It was my fault".
We then proceeded to call MY insurance and the police. He said I didn't need to call the police, otherwise we would both have to pay a fee for the colision. And I listened to him. I know, and once again I repeat: stupid me.
Police would probably indeed have us both pay a fee, but declare both equality guilty of causing that colision (rear-to-rear, both should have checked better), thus freeing me (and the old man) from activating our insurances.
I feel even more stupid now that I'm writing it.
Edit: a fine, not a fee. If you cause an accident and call the police, you can expect a fine here in Germany.
Edit2: ground rule here is: you always have to call the police in case of a colision. Doesn't matter the circunstances.
to be fair if you would have called the police and told them that it was your fault, you would have been fined with the full amount as well.
never say its your fault, even if it is. unless youre happy paying the costs coming with those words
I generally mutter that same phrase to myself whilst digging a hole in the desert.
Terrible advice. People call the police for all sorts of stupid reasons.
LPT: Always accept offerings from a child. For example, they have a bag of jelly beans and offer you one. Take one and thank them. Let them learn the joy in giving / sharing.
Counterpoint: Sometimes decline the offering. Children also need to learn how to politely refuse something they don't want or need, that others are not always obliged to share, not to feel bad when someone declines an offer, and that they can have things of their own without having to give it away
Always take a child's candy from them.
Let's put em together
LPT: Sometimes accept and sometimes decline unrequested offerings
LPT: Sometimes it doesn't matter what you do.
LPT Request: How can I reduce noise (and death screams) coming into my room from the busy pub street I live at?
I live in a student city in the Netherlands and I'm tortured every night by the screams and shrieks of the drunk masses that congregate every night on the street below. Now, me and my housemate want to take action and were thinking about constructing some window panels with plywood, soundproofing foam and maybe some other materials. We both have two medium-large windows at the street side, so we get the full brunt of the sound. Does anybody have any experience with this or some golden advice that we ought to know about? We don't expect it to be totally quiet or sound proof, but any reduction would be great!
I did this once right after high school. Cut plywood to the size of window. Cover in soundproofing. Slide into windowsill. I then used blackout fabric and covered the whole monstrosity.
I attached the plywood to the wall with snap buttons so i could easily remove it when i wanted to be able to use my window.
I sleep with a white noise generator. It may be a cheaper and more effective solution to what you are going to try. I use the one by Hamacher Schlemmer. (Sp?) I can't recommend it enough! Good luck!
I use a fan for the same purpose, I just make sure not to mention it around any South Koreans.
Fan death is a myth and misconception, well known in Korean culture, that running an electric fan in a closed room with unopened or no windows can lead to death. Despite no concrete evidence to support the concept, fan death persists due to its popularity as an urban myth or superstition.
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