Friday, July 21, 2006

advice

The only sort of advice I remember people actually giving me is straightforward things like - "Dump the jerk", "don't mix beer & liquor when drinking", and "don't sit too close to the tv, you'll ruin your eyes". All useful, but not really profound. These are 3 other pieces of advice I have picked up along the way. Mostly from stuff I read.

"this too shall pass" - good, bad or indifferent, nothing lasts forever. Cherish the good, endure the bad & let the indifferent happen.

"treat others as you would like to be treated" - which is challenging when you are feeling very testy because the stupid phone system has hung upon you twice and you have been on hold for a total of over 40 minutes in an attempt to convince your satellite provider the receiver they gave you is a piece of crap. You end up muttering it like a mantra while having evil thoughts.

"don't slam the door on your way out" - you never know when you might have to go in & face everyone again later.

3 comments:

glynis said...

All great pieces of advice--both the practical and the profound!

loonyhiker said...

Gee! We must hang around the same people because those things were said to me too!

Karen said...

Words to live by. And I didn't sit too close to the TV (I got that one too) but my eyes are still ruined. There's no justice!