Thursday, February 5, 2009

Do's and Don'ts

After decades of discussion groups and focus groups, the Miles Brothers Corp has come up with a dynamic list of our Top Do's and Don'ts, for the betterment of societal evolution.

Since we're in the Northern Hemisphere,
let's begin with the Don'ts:

Don't think you can change other people.
Don't leave burning candles unattended.
Don't say Yes when you should say No.
Don't say No when you should say Yes.
Don't pull the trigger until you're on it.
Don't expect the other driver to yield.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Don't stare at prisoners or ex-cons.
Don't ever try to run from a bear.
Don't take snow for an answer.
Don't assume you'll remember.
Don't leave fun to find fun.
Don't drink beer at work.
Don't lock yourself out.
Don't worry too much.
Don't go to Pakistan.

And now, on a more positive note, the Do's:

Say nice things when you think them.
Prevent accidents waiting to happen.
Give your home a two-syllable name.
Jot down your list of do's and don'ts.
Have dimmers to control your lights.
Plan your work and work your plan.
Answer a question with a question.*
Cook at home and try new recipes.
When in doubt, communicate.
Put up some twinkly lights.
Appreciate what you have.
Arrive early to the airport.
Avoid negative people.
Write add-on poems.
Send postcards.
Take vacations.

* ("Why do you ask?")


mouse (aka kimy) said...

most excellent list!!!!

speaking of excellent, first time here at the miles brother blog.... you can count of me coming back for more nibbling!!

espan said...

Good guide! Right pointers how to get along well with people.