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This is a random list of how I go through life. Some are lessons from my mom, some are just common sense and common courtesy, both of which seem to be lost in 2019. I think if we irritated each other a bit less, and were a bit more thoughtful, we could create a society we’d all be proud of, once again. Feel free to add, or share, or disagree! Would love your feedback on https://instagram.com/solohour.
• If you stay at someone’s house, make the bed
• If you stay multiple nights, strip the sheets
• If someone makes you dinner, eat it and be grateful
• If someone opens the door for you, thank them
• Hold the elevator if you see people walking towards it
• Stay to the right side of the escalator so people can get by you
• Better yet, WALK on the escalator. Try a little harder at life.
• Keep your head up, not in your phone, while you’re crossing the street
• When 3 lanes become 2, merge with every other car…don’t speed up so you go “first”
• When you’re making a left turn, get out into the intersection, don’t hold up traffic
• If you get in a minor fender bender, move your car off the road onto the shoulder. Don’t park in the middle of the street if your car moves.
• If you invite someone to lunch or dinner, pick up the tab
• If you invite a friend or a date to a party, introduce them to everyone
• If you host a party, welcome all of your guests, and make sure they have a drink in their hand right away
• If you’re hiking or walking in nature, don’t blast music with your phone. That’s why they invented headphones.
• Buy a random stranger a cup of coffee at Starbucks
• Give your leftovers to homeless people
• If you’re walking on the sidewalk with your date (and you’re a man) put yourself between your date and potential harms way: You walk closer to the street, and put yourself between her and any shady looking characters.
• If you’ve gone on a couple dates with someone, but aren’t interested, tell them like a real man/woman. Don’t just disappear.
• If you dirty dishes at a friends house, clean them
• If you empty the ice tray, fill it
• If you finish the milk, or something in the fridge, replace it
• If a friend “lets you crash” at their house for an extended period of time, keep the house spic & span for them
• Listen to The Solopreneur Hour Podcast
• If you borrow a friends car, fill it with gas
• If you snore, and are sharing a hotel room, bring earplugs for your roommates
• Get off your phone when you’re checking out at the grocery store, or anywhere else. And take the headphones out of your ears. It’s incredibly rude.
• Stop bringing your dog into restaurants and coffee shops. Somehow, we managed to go hundreds of years without this trend. Wrap fido’s leash around a tree or a post out front. They’ll be fine.
• Gentleman, open the door for your date, or your girlfriend, or your wife. Car AND Building.
• Buy random flowers for your love
• Don’t check your phone while on a date
• Don’t bury your head in your phone while you’re out with people
• When parallel parking on a busy street, check your side view mirror for bicyclists and pedestrians before you open the door.
• Use the “yield” and on-ramps as acceleration zones…don’t merge onto a highway at 40 mph
• Get out of the left lane unless you’re passing
• If you’re driving in the mountains and there are a line of cars behind you, pull over and let them pass.
• if you’re at a party and don’t know the host, make a point to seek them out, introduce yourself, and thank them.
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I feel the holding the door open for people one so much!!
I went and held a door open at Panda Express for an older gentleman. He legit said oh thank you but its ok. And goes through the other door that was closed instead of the door I help open. I was put in such a mood after that