LPT: Don't ruin someone else's achievements by bragging about your own
I never do that. In fact, I’m the best person I know at not bragging about my own achievements.
Oftentimes in conversation, a person will mention a similar experience to keep the topic going. This is usually not them trying to one-up you, but rather showing you that they empathize because they went through this before.
Well hold on...
I think there is something really great about celebrating achievements with someone (or bragging, if you will). If you both accomplished something that is similar you can relate on that level. You can talk about both of your achievements and build each other up.
However, if your a dick bag and try to one up the person, that’s a totally unacceptable situation.
That's awesome I'm a lot better than you tho at not boasting about achievements.
LPT: Don't 'live for the weekend'. You're wasting 5/7ths of your life with that mentality
dont worry about me, i waste away saturday and sunday too
I'm already wasting 5/7ths of my life by having a full time job. The weekends are all I have to live for.
Sure I'll just throw a big old party with all my pals in the middle of the week
downvotes this comment and alt-tabs back into Skyrim
LPT: If you lose your ring in the ocean (or anywhere) like I did, there is a national directory of people who will help you find it free of charge, and they found mine!
I mentioned this to Sauron and he was super pissed nobody had told him earlier. Apparently his ring was stolen then lost in a river.
My name is Chris Turner from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I’ve been metal detecting for over 40 years and helping people find their lost rings for over 20 years. [...] The Ring Finders members have recorded over 3000 successful recoveries to date and have had some amazing stories to tell on their personal blog pages. I personally have had the honour to find and return over 500 lost rings to their very happy owners. I have heard the stories that these rings come with and what it means to people to have a second chance to find what they thought was lost forever. This by far has been the greatest job I’ve ever had…I get to make people smile!
That's about one every two weeks, for 20 years in a row. I never knew it was this 'easy', even for a specialist, to find such a small piece of metal back.
"So where did you drop your ring?"
"Near the Mariana Trench on a cruise, do you think you can find it?"
Last time I sought 'ring finders' on craigslist I couldn't walk straight for two weeks.
LPT: If you don’t have health insurance, in the USA at least, go to goodrx.com. Type in the med and find a discount. The sweet lady at the pharmacy just silently mouthed the web address to me when my medication for a sinus infection was north of $65. Price out the door was $26.63.
Wow. The top thread almost reads like an advertisement!
are you suggesting people would be advertising on reddit under the guise of organic posts? the real life pro tip really is in the comments.
Think about this. Your insurance company is paying more than $26.63 to your pharmacy for that drug. Then passing the cost on to you and other insurees. There is no price shopping and if it’s government funded even less reason to shop around. This system is messed up.
LPT: GET HEALTH INSURANCE
LPT: If manage to eat a lot of meat, with bones in them; save them bones and make a soup based recipe with it. The soup will add 2 to 3 days worth of food for you that you will be able to eat and the animal will 100% not be thrown to waste.
I saved my pizza bones and made pizza soup. Three glorious days of pizza soup. I manage boil them down and it delicious.
LPT: grammar is good
Carl Weathers, is that you?
Baby, you got a stew going!
LPT: When someone says they hate being tickled, it isn't a challenge. Don't tickle them.
When someone says they aren't ticklish - THAT is a challenge.
This sounds as if written with two bloody kleenexes sticking out of their nose and a handful of experiences...
My ex gf thought it was cute to tickle me even though I said I didn’t it like it, then would get upset when I got angry over her tickling me. Pissed me off so much.
LPT: when someone doesn’t want to dance, don’t force them to.
But if you can dance and if you don't dance then you ain't no friend of mine.
Generally, don’t force anyone to do anything .
These LPT are just going down hill. This isnt a tip but rather "dont be an ass"
Try to get my wife to understand this though.
LPT When the salesperson in a store is rude to you thinking you're poor, don't try to prove the salesperson wrong by buying their products. It's a marketing tactic that forces you to buy their expensive items.
When a salesperson is rude to me I'm out. And I AM poor. There's no denying that and no need to hide it. Fuck the society and the culture that shames me into feeling like less of a person for not being able to participate in full blown consumerism. Jokes on them, I'm anti consumerism, and I would be if I wasn't poor.
I read the ask Reddit thread on “shady business tactics” on the FP too
If he is rude, i will not buy anyway. I treat people in retail with respect and courtesy and expect being treated the same way.
I sell very expensive items for a living. If a salesperson is rude to you whether you are buying something that is $1 or $1,000,000, they don't deserve your business.
LPT: When a kid shows you their art and you have no idea what the hell it is say "Ooh, tell me all about that" instead of asking what it is.
My son would come home from school so excited about something he had learned. I would ask him questions about it like I didn’t know anything about it because he loved explaining things to me. I would react with exclamations like “That’s so cool!” and “Wow! Tell me more about that!” One day he turns to me and says “Daddy, you must have gone to a really bad school. You never learned anything.”
If you don't tell them they're terrible now, they'll never be a successful adult full of resent and bitterness.
LPT: always react with "Wow, it's a dog doing taxes!" even when it is clearly, say, a flower or a butterfly.
Except of course he Feynman method of learning. A+ dad right here
LPT: If you love to watch the Olympic games, check out the free streams from Canada's broadcaster CBC. They're live, without commercials or commentary, and their coverage follows ALL athletes, regardless of country!
Am I a loser for being excited to see curling?
And don't air on a ridiculous delay when everyone in the world save NBC knows the results already.
No!! We Minnesotans are dying to watch our buddies!
I've got some bad news for ya.