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LPT: leave a voicemail. If I don’t recognize your number and you don’t leave a voicemail, I will never call you back.

LPT: leave a voicemail. If I don’t recognize your number and you don’t leave a voicemail, I will never call you back.

Or text them. I call, and if they don't answer I text because it's quicker to read than navigate the answer machine

On the other hand if you know someone knows who you are please don't leave a voicemail that says "Hey, give me a call when you get a chance." I can see your missed call mom.

Commenting so you get a notification that someone bothered you.

But if you don't leave a voicemail they'll have nothing to remember your voice with if you die before you see them again.

LPT: If you or someone you know is in high school and wants to get into a good college, you/they might consider taking up the tuba. Tuba players are heavily recruited by many colleges with marching bands that need people who play this bulky and awkward instrument.

LPT: If you or someone you know is in high school and wants to get into a good college, you/they might consider taking up the tuba. Tuba players are heavily recruited by many colleges with marching bands that need people who play this bulky and awkward instrument.

Ughhhh, look, I'm sorry. I really am...because I HATE that guy...

but I'm gunna be that guy...

If you're talking marching band...

...you mean a sousaphone, not tuba...

This wasn't true in my experience. I lettered in band and was an all-state, first chair Tuba player in high school but my grades were lower. 3.0 gpa, 25 on ACT. Not only was I not recruited, the second and third chair players who had better grades got full ride scholarships to play Tuba.

Moral of the story, get better grades and score high on tests. That's what opens the door to good schools. Oh, and money. Not Tuba.

Or you could learn the Euphonium. That way, you're also well positioned for music club shenanigans.

I have marched for 5 years competitively in high school and in College. Yes you can do this, but keep in mind that in order to do this you actually have to be really good at marching. The larger schools that offer this that kids may be looking at getting into like UCLA have amazing bands and many of their members have marched professionally in Drum Corps International (DCI). Just learning how to play the basics of any instrument is not going to be enough, it takes years of practice and dedication. Most people will be better off putting their time towards getting better grades and being involved with their schools student leadership programs to look good on college apps.

LPT: Only one spray of cologne/perfume is needed. Spraying it on your wrist, dabbing to your other wrist, then placing your wrists to you neck is enough.

LPT: Only one spray of cologne/perfume is needed. Spraying it on your wrist, dabbing to your other wrist, then placing your wrists to you neck is enough.

Slow down! Perfume and cologne have very different concentrations of fragrance per volume, "perfume" is about twice as strong as "cologne".

This shows the various concentrations, which will be a good guide for how much to use for each delivery method.

A good scent should be discovered, not announced when you walk in a room.

I spray once into the air, and then do a graceful pirouette into the mist.

A good fart should be discovered, not announced when you walk in a room.

LPT: In light of the EA situation; just stop preordering digital games, it's pointless.

LPT: In light of the EA situation; just stop preordering digital games, it's pointless.

I realize you're just trying to jump on the bandwagon for easy karma but Redditors are probably among the most aware about the nonsense that is pre-ordering.

They are, yet a large majority still do it then bitch about getting fucked

Clearly not when most of the front page consists of "EA refunds" posts.

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand microtransactions. The intent is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of Austrian economics most of the money will go out of a typical gamer’s wallet. There’s also EA’s opportunistic scheming, which is deftly woven into its monetization- its corporate philosophy draws heavily from Hobbesian literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the sense of pride and accomplishment, to realise that they’re not just looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis- they say something deep about challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and OF COURSE attainable via GAMEPLAY. As a consequence people who dislike Star Wars™ Battlefront™ 2 truly ARE armchair developers- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in EA’s existential catchphrase “It's In The Game,” which itself is an ironic reference to Norah McClintock’s young adult novel Truth and Lies. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated nerf herders providing candid feedback in earnest as EA’s avarice unfolds itself on their computer screens. What sheep.. how I pity them. 😂

And yes, by the way, i DO have a Star Wars™ Battlefront™ 2 tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the twi'leks’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 60,000 credits of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎

LPT: Be kind to one another. We're all spinning on the same rock, and a little kindness costs nothing but can make someone's day.

LPT: Be kind to one another. We're all spinning on the same rock, and a little kindness costs nothing but can make someone's day.

Hi friend! In the spirit of this LPT, I’ll put this as nicely as possible! Rule 3 man: Do not submit tips that could be considered common sense or common courtesy.

What you describing is literally common courtesy. Someone (not me) will probably decide to remove it. :( Michigan is a beautiful state and I hope you stay warm too buddy!

Common sense is not a common thing amongst common people

High five to you reddit friend

Removed - would be great in wholesomememes (on a pic) though!

LPT: keep a big jug next to your kitchen sink. When you turn the hot water on and are waiting for it to get hot, fill the jug instead of wasting down the drain. Use it to drink or water a plant.

LPT: keep a big jug next to your kitchen sink. When you turn the hot water on and are waiting for it to get hot, fill the jug instead of wasting down the drain. Use it to drink or water a plant.

Edit- wow my first front page!

I wouldn't recommend drinking water from your hot water system. The inside of the tank or heating chamber if using a tankless system builds up crud, slime, chemicals over extended periods. And although the water is not hot yet, it is still from your hot water system. In the vast majority of cases I would guess you would not be harmed by drinking the water however it's not very pleasant to drink but perfectly suitable for bathing in. For watering plants it would be great!

I would have to not have a sink full of dishes, so that's not going to work for me.

Water heaters have a sacrificial anode inside them that corrode in order to prevent the metal tank from corroding. These anodes are made from metals you absolutely should not be ingesting. Never drink or cook with the water from your hot water system.

I hate that people think water down your drain is wasted. Could it be used for something else, maybe. Is it gone from the ecosystem? Hardly. It goes to the waste treatment plant where they treat it... and then release it back into the wild. Either it evaporates in their giant cess pools, in which case it becomes rain somewhere, or it's dropped into a river where the fishes can use it again. (Maybe this isn't what you meant by wasted, but I've heard too many people talk this way and mean it. My daughter's teacher told her we were killing two whales per year by leaving the water running while brushing our teeth...)

Filling up a jug and pouring it on your plants is equally as wasted and perhaps more so because it doesn't go back to the river any time soon.

On the other hand, if you're going to water the plants anyway, this reduces how much you spend on water by minimizing the amount flowed into your house vs the amount flowed out. Water leaving your house costs money but is less likely to be beneficial for that cost. In that way you save.

LPT: don’t forget to unhook your hoses from your house when it gets below freezing

LPT: don’t forget to unhook your hoses from your house when it gets below freezing

We are on reddit. Most of us don’t have houses :(

I read this as horses.

Which is another good LPT, but probably for 100 years ago:

Don’t forget to unhitch your horses from your house when it gets below freezing.

Good advice. Did that last week and was amazed at the amount of water that dribbled out of the spigot and hose.

LPT: Replace "I don't care" with "I trust you"

LPT: Replace "I don't care" with "I trust you"

I trust you about this LPT.

You wouldn't believe what happened at work today!

I trust you.

*wink

I thought "I don't mind" was the nicer version of "I don't care"

LPT: Before interviews, have a few anecdotes that demonstrate your strengths, weaknesses, work ethic, teamwork, etc. Think of those anecdotes as your toolbox.

LPT: Before interviews, have a few anecdotes that demonstrate your strengths, weaknesses, work ethic, teamwork, etc. Think of those anecdotes as your toolbox.

e.g. That time I worked on X can be used to show me working in a team and my attention to detail. My transition from my old job to my current job demonstrates my management skills and ability to adapt quickly.

write them down, it will help with the recall immensely

Make sure you tell them as if they actually happened. Rather than an example out of a textbook. The recruiters have read the textbooks.

Isn't this something that everyone already knows about?

LPT: If you're having trouble making friends in a new city, there are apps you can use to make it easier on yourself

LPT: If you're having trouble making friends in a new city, there are apps you can use to make it easier on yourself

Yeah...the first one has 500 downloads, no thanks

Calling /sub/hailcorporate ;)

Its the time of year you can go outside and make friends with the deer.

So one has 500 downloads, one is east coast and the other west coast.

...I live in Michigan sooooooooo...

Try one of these subthreads