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OldRightHander
12-15-2008, 05:51 PM
What things did you learn the hard way? My list:

1. Nothing means something.

2. Sometimes people have a turn signal on and don't intend to do what they're indicating.

3. Always empty all your pockets completely before during laundry, especially the ipod with your entire CD collection on it.

WMR
12-15-2008, 05:57 PM
Don't mix whiskey and beer.

Johnny Footstool
12-15-2008, 05:58 PM
Don't let someone else start a fight for you.

nate
12-15-2008, 05:59 PM
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

WMR
12-15-2008, 06:03 PM
Man who go to bed with itchy bum wake up with stinky finger

Roy Tucker
12-15-2008, 06:09 PM
Ignore at your own peril the little voice in your head that tells you what the right thing to do is.

Caveat Emperor
12-15-2008, 06:19 PM
Loyalty is often a pretty face away from changing completely.

MrCinatit
12-15-2008, 06:39 PM
Those who speak the loudest are unlikeliest to be the most intelligent.

The most worthless key is "caps lock".

Screwball
12-15-2008, 06:47 PM
Girls are generally more attracted to jerks than nice guys. Playing that role of jerk, however, can be a slippery slope.

If your "buddy" usually talks [stuff] about people behind their backs to you, you can go ahead and assume he's doing the same about you when you're not around.

My Dad was once 16 too.

The Baumer
12-15-2008, 06:51 PM
Most people are one of those dumb people.

And some of those people are your friends and family so you learn to love them despite of it.

KronoRed
12-15-2008, 07:45 PM
'Well that seems like a good idea' is a great way to describe something this is about to blow up in your face.

15fan
12-15-2008, 08:54 PM
Get it in writing.

Stephenk29
12-15-2008, 09:19 PM
Forks in outlets do lead to electrical shock :shocked:

macro
12-16-2008, 01:45 AM
If she's unfaithful early on, she'll be unfaithful later on, too, no matter what she promises.

The Baumer
12-16-2008, 05:52 AM
You can take the girl out of the hood...

Mario-Rijo
12-16-2008, 08:31 AM
You can take the girl out of the hood...

.....but you can't take the hood out of her family. ;)

Mario-Rijo
12-16-2008, 08:34 AM
Life ain't no fun if you let your fears get in the way.

PedroBourbon
12-16-2008, 08:40 AM
Don't eat the yellow snow!!

Heath
12-16-2008, 08:41 AM
Man with Forked Tongue must never kiss balloon.

chicoruiz
12-16-2008, 09:29 AM
1. Dating someone you work with...not a good idea.

2. For every time you remain silent and wish you'd spoken up, there are 100 times you say something and wish you'd kept your pie hole shut. So when in doubt, zip it.

3. On the other hand, the things you end up regretting most aren't the dumb things you did but the opportunities you didn't take advantage of.

RichRed
12-16-2008, 09:57 AM
1. Dating someone you work with...not a good idea.


Word.

Also, everyone says, "My guy [doctor/mechanic/lawyer] is the best." Chances are, no he isn't.

Strikes Out Looking
12-17-2008, 08:02 AM
It's who you know, not what you know.

klw
12-17-2008, 04:52 PM
If your foot goes numb, see a doctor.

*BaseClogger*
12-17-2008, 05:01 PM
It's who you know, not what you know.

Continuing this theme:

It's more important to make it look like you are doing something than actually doing something...

WVRed
12-17-2008, 06:03 PM
Girls are generally more attracted to jerks than nice guys. Playing that role of jerk, however, can be a slippery slope.


I think Stewie Griffin put it best. "Women respond positively when you treat them like crap."

Another one from the dating side. When she says "It's not you, it's me." It's definitely you.

Rojo
12-17-2008, 06:04 PM
Put making your boss happy above doing a good job.

westofyou
12-17-2008, 06:22 PM
Bill your client with a PDF, that way they can't change the total due.

dougdirt
12-17-2008, 07:12 PM
Bill your client with a PDF, that way they can't change the total due.

They can if they have skills.

Cyclone792
12-17-2008, 07:37 PM
Here's a new category: I don't want to learn this the hard way so I'm asking first :lol:

The shelf life of Bailey's Irish Cream?

Their website claims pure taste for two years regardless if it's been refrigerated, just so long as it's been stored at a constant temperature (including room temp). They also claim it's ok to drink so long as it's not lumpy/chunky. They don't specify between opened/unopened bottles though.

Meanwhile, I've got an opened bottle (roughly two-thirds of a handle remaining) of the stuff sitting under the shelf that's five years old. I haven't touched it in probably four years. Most likely it's going down the drain since I'm not interested in getting sick, but I was just curious ...

WMR
12-17-2008, 07:41 PM
DRINK IT DRINK IT DRINK IT

:all_cohol

paintmered
12-17-2008, 07:55 PM
Here's a new category: I don't want to learn this the hard way so I'm asking first :lol:

The shelf life of Bailey's Irish Cream?

Their website claims pure taste for two years regardless if it's been refrigerated, just so long as it's been stored at a constant temperature (including room temp). They also claim it's ok to drink so long as it's not lumpy/chunky. They don't specify between opened/unopened bottles though.

Meanwhile, I've got an opened bottle (roughly two-thirds of a handle remaining) of the stuff sitting under the shelf that's five years old. I haven't touched it in probably four years. Most likely it's going down the drain since I'm not interested in getting sick, but I was just curious ...

I'm in the same situation with my bottle of Bailey's. It's been opened and unrefrigerated for a year. Fortunately, Bailey's is one of the lesser expensive liqueurs to replace on the off chance it has gone bad.

Spring~Fields
12-17-2008, 09:11 PM
I learned that the hard way

Not everyone appreciates our truth.


As little children they teach us to tell the truth, not long after that we learn that, that is subject to change and it becomes situational to some listeners, who knew?. ;)

OldRightHander
12-17-2008, 09:41 PM
They can if they have skills.

Or with a Mac. I can edit PDFs on my Mac, but not on my PC.

westofyou
12-17-2008, 10:04 PM
Or with a Mac. I can edit PDFs on my Mac, but not on my PC.

Not ones I lock with acrobat

bucksfan
12-17-2008, 11:12 PM
Change tools from the reciprocating saw to something with a little better control when tearing out around the water line.

VR
12-17-2008, 11:28 PM
Here's a new category: I don't want to learn this the hard way so I'm asking first :lol:

The shelf life of Bailey's Irish Cream?

Their website claims pure taste for two years regardless if it's been refrigerated, just so long as it's been stored at a constant temperature (including room temp). They also claim it's ok to drink so long as it's not lumpy/chunky. They don't specify between opened/unopened bottles though.

Meanwhile, I've got an opened bottle (roughly two-thirds of a handle remaining) of the stuff sitting under the shelf that's five years old. I haven't touched it in probably four years. Most likely it's going down the drain since I'm not interested in getting sick, but I was just curious ...


Used to make a coffee drink w/ Bailey's, kahlua and 151 rum. That rum will kill any bacteria growing in the Bailey's....but you still get the zing from the extra fermentation :thumbup:

RFS62
12-18-2008, 06:12 AM
Never climb someone else's ladder

Ltlabner
12-18-2008, 06:26 AM
Just because they are family doesn't mean they might not be unstable nut-jobs.

Rules, boundaries and limitations work as well for said nut-jobs as they do canines.

redsmetz
12-18-2008, 09:00 AM
RE: The Bailey's - see this answer site

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/585914 - I think it's the second answer (after, it doesn't last long in my house).

redsmetz
12-18-2008, 09:02 AM
Lesson I learned in Junior, don't quit something in a snit assuming they'll beg you to come back. It was a great life lesson, but when the band played the variety show without me, yikes there was a lesson. We're all generally replacable.

flyer85
12-18-2008, 01:00 PM
it isn't all about me.

Rojo
12-18-2008, 01:16 PM
it isn't all about me.

How can it be when its all about me?

Doc. Scott
12-18-2008, 02:21 PM
Living in an area where everyone agrees with you politically and ideologically is not necessarily the greatest thing ever. It tends to lead to brain shutoff.

klw
12-18-2008, 06:43 PM
Or with a Mac. I can edit PDFs on my Mac, but not on my PC.

Can Mac's still interface with Alien spaceships?

BoydsOfSummer
12-18-2008, 11:18 PM
Wear gloves, it makes you look real busy.

OldRightHander
12-18-2008, 11:25 PM
Can Mac's still interface with Alien spaceships?

Only if you hook the tinfoil up to the right USB port.

nate
12-18-2008, 11:44 PM
The other guys know the tunes we're playing.

Ltlabner
12-19-2008, 06:34 AM
When someone says, "I've never done this before..." chances are pretty good they have, in fact, done that before.

BRM
12-19-2008, 09:30 AM
When someone says, "I've never done this before..." chances are pretty good they have, in fact, done that before.

Were you hanging out in the red-light district again last night?

redsmetz
12-19-2008, 11:33 AM
Wear gloves, it makes you look real busy.

I worked in a factory during the summers while in college. Because I sweat so easily, I'd be fairly sweaty in the hot factory within a short time of being at work. It was great. I could do nothing and the foreman thought I was the hardest worker around.

SunDeck
12-19-2008, 12:35 PM
Living in an area where everyone agrees with you politically and ideologically is not necessarily the greatest thing ever. It tends to lead to brain shutoff.

True Dat, Doc.

Here's what I've learned:

Catfish can cut you. Bad.

It's easier to judge other parents than to be one.

Just because I'll write it down doesn't mean I'll remember to do it.

flyer85
12-19-2008, 01:24 PM
How can it be when its all about me?I have learned it always about someone else. damn.

WebScorpion
12-19-2008, 03:24 PM
I'm in the same situation with my bottle of Bailey's. It's been opened and unrefrigerated for a year. Fortunately, Bailey's is one of the lesser expensive liqueurs to replace on the off chance it has gone bad.
There's something wrong with people who have Irish Creme around long enough to wonder if it's spoiled... I keep mine in the fridge and use it like it's Half and Half, just like my father and his father before him. ;)

SunDeck
12-19-2008, 05:01 PM
People! Two words- "White Russian". That oughta keep your Bailey's from taking up space in the fridge.

Cyclone792
12-19-2008, 05:41 PM
People! Two words- "White Russian". That oughta keep your Bailey's from taking up space in the fridge.

The Bailey's was originally for white russians, however, I stopped using it to make them. Nowadays* I resort to vodka + kahlua + cream and skip over the Bailey's.

*Nowadays I rarely even drink white russians anymore. It's mainly just beer, lots of varieties of beer, but just beer nonetheless.

Rojo
12-19-2008, 09:17 PM
There's something wrong with people who have Irish Creme around long enough to wonder if it's spoiled... I keep mine in the fridge and use it like it's Half and Half, just like my father and his father before him. ;)

But you need it half full to keep your doilies from blowing into your potpourri.

Highlifeman21
12-20-2008, 11:29 AM
Get it in writing.

Quoted for truth.

One of the worst lessons to learn is that the word of some people mean absolutely zip.

Paper, signature. Almost like a safety blanket at times.

Highlifeman21
12-20-2008, 11:32 AM
Keep family family, and business business.

Mix them at your own peril.

macro
12-20-2008, 01:26 PM
When driving a nail, never place your finger in such a position that there is even a minuscule chance that it can be struck by the hammer. A similar rule should apply to cutting things with knives. My hands have scars dating back to childhood that attest to the fact that I have not always heeded this advice.

Dom Heffner
12-20-2008, 04:27 PM
I think I mentioned this once here before, but- though they look the same, yellow cake mix and pancake batter do not taste the same.

And I'll tell one on my father: When I was 16, he excused himself from the table to "go take a vitamin."

Seconds later, from the kitchen, I hear my father making choking sounds. It was pretty awful.

"Are you okay?" I asked.

"Man, that vitamin was tough to swallow. That didn't go down smooth at all," he said.

"Dad, that was a Flinstone chewable vitamin. You aren't supposed to swallow it whole."

My father was almost killed by Barney's tail. :)

Rojo
12-20-2008, 06:11 PM
My father was almost killed by Barney's tail. :)


He has a tail?

Dom Heffner
12-20-2008, 08:56 PM
Or some extended body part.

NatiRedGals
12-20-2008, 09:02 PM
Or some extended body part.

:notworthy

Roy Tucker
12-22-2008, 04:44 PM
He has a tail?

We actually have (or had, we might have sold it at a garage sale) this video...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EIbmuuk0L._SS500_.jpg

Dom Heffner
12-22-2008, 05:30 PM
Oops.

Two things:

One, it was Dino's tail, not Barney's. And yes, on the vitamin he has one.

Two, I wasn't sure of that fact when I made the second post, so I was just saying that it was a jagged edge of some kind, regardless if he had a tail or not.

So my perversion there was not intentional, though it does read pretty funny in that context. :)

goreds2
12-23-2008, 05:35 AM
What things did you learn the hard way?

To not think the Reds can win the division every year no matter what our roster looks like. :(

I will think we can win in 2009 again though. Keep the faith I guess. :)