If somebody comes to your door selling a home security system and asks if you have one, always say yes.
If they ask which company, tell them it’s none of their business. Many people looking for homes to rob will come to your door asking about security systems. It gives them a chance to case the home and look for weaknesses like if you don’t have a dog or if the house is homed by women or the elderly
Furthermore, document the encounter to the best of your ability. This is not the time you want to shoo someone away immiediately. Be comfortable being uncomfortable and without escalating the situation, ask as many questions as you can. Who are you with (even if they lie, they likely have told that lie before), contact numbers, etc. Did they come in a vehicle? Take the plates down, make, model, any damage to the vehicle. Which direction did they go in, did they talk to any neighbors.
You can save money and potential worry after your dog eats something it isn’t supposed to by calling the Pet Poison Hotline. 855-764-7661.
You can use @gmail.com and @googlemail.com interchangeably. Perfect for signing up to a website twice without setting up two accounts.
If an indoor cat gets outside and lost, put their litter box outside. They can smell it from up to a mile away and find their way home.
When purchasing a used car, make sure the check engine light turns on when you first start the car. A lot of people rip out the bulb so you don’t know that the car needs repairs!
Purchased a 2004 outback for $3900 in excellent condition (ha, so I thought) only to find out the head gasket is leaking, as well as the O2 sensor and catalytic converter are fucked up. I basically have to buy a new car with the very little money I have and I probably won’t get a penny for my own car unless I lie just like the asshole who sold me the car did to me.
Corporations exist to make money(for other people). HR is not your friend, and its not a “family”
Having been to a lot of corporations, it became apparent to me early on in my career that HR is more about protecting the corporation, and mitigating the risks of lawsuits as apposed to protecting the interests of the employee.
In leaked Target/Walmart videos that attempted to paint labor unions as horrible, they used phrases like “open door policy” (referring to an employee being able to discuss anything with a manager/employer, which would be removed if big bad labor unions got in the way), or “we are a family.”
In no uncertain terms should you view your employer as family. In most cases you are an expense, and it really is a race to the bottom; how little can they do for you in return for you working for them and generating revenue/value.
A Job/Career is simply an agreement between what you think your value is, and what the corporation feels you are worth as an expense. The more confident you are in yourself, and the more you look for other opportunities, the better off you will be.
Working extra hours above 40 hours a week, if you are salaried anyway, is something we all do/did, and its only when you are older and wiser that you realize that extra time is not worth the extra 1% bump in your salary. Shopping around for other companies can and do bump you 5-20% depending on role/responsibilities. Doing so constantly is the best way to maximize your income in the long run.
Don’t have serious arguments via text (especially with your SO.) Tone does not translate, comments can be misunderstood, and if things really go south, the messages you send can be used against you. Calling them has a better chance to deescalate the problem.
If you are ever in a situation where you have to apologize. Give one heartfelt apology and move on. Repeatedly apologizing will only make it worse.
Ask yourself “Will this still be a big deal a month from now?” This can help you figure out if something is worth getting upset or worry about.
Without being too specific, even the smallest things in life can stirr up you’r mind having a hard time letting go or forget sometimes. The faster you learn to not care, the better you’r days will be.
If you take someone to a gun range who has never shot before, stand no more than a foot behind them
This way they physically cannot turn around and accidentally point a loaded gun at you. Chances are they will try turn around to ask you a question if you’re teaching them, and many times they don’t think about the gun in their hands. Plus you can better see what they’re doing and coach them appropriately.
Whenever someone recommends you a place to check out, star it on Google Maps. Next time you’re in that city/state, you’ll have a bunch of stars to visit.
If you’re leaving food at work, take a bite before you put it in the fridge.
If the asshole that’s looking for free food sees you ate some of it they’ll spare your food. This only works for sandwiches.
When you are in an argument, ask yourself if you are hungry, tired, or both
Many arguments occur after 6pm, when we are hungry, tired, or both, and this can cloud our judgement and make us more irritable.
If you and your SO start arguing when you’re getting ready for bed — just go to sleep. You’re tired, they’re tired, and you need to continue this conversation when you’re both in a better state of mind.
Never give out any personal information on an inbound call
If it is an important call, and personal information is required, tell them that you will call their service back after googling their proper phone number; don’t call them back on a number that they give you.
Even if it’s a legitimate call, it’s better to be safe.