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If I had a son... this is a perfect list.

Postby *YNC* Aloha Nole » August 25th, 2017, 3:49 pm

Rules For My Son

August 23, 2017


1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.

2. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs ain’t one.

3. The man at the grill is the closest thing we have to a king.

4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.

5. Act like you’ve been there before. Especially in the end zone.

6. Request the late check-out.

7. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

8. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.

9. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.

10. Don’t fill up on bread.

11. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look him in the eye.

12. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.

13. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.

14. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.

15. You marry the girl, you marry her whole family.

16. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.

17. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.

18. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.

19. Never turn down a breath mint.

20. In a game of HORSE, sometimes a simple free throw will get ’em.

21. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.

22. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.

23. Thank a veteran. And then make it up to him.

24. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.

25. Eat lunch with the new kid.

26. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.

27. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.

28. See it on the big screen.

29. Give credit. Take the blame.

30. Write down your dreams.

*Update – It’s crazy to me but this post has somehow gone viral. For clarification, this was a list I consolidated from my favorite sayings at this (Source).

https://aaronconrad.com/2017/08/23/rules-for-my-son-2/
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Postby Domer » August 27th, 2017, 3:28 pm

Good rules.
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Postby Iconoclast » August 28th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Last year, my son was in 8th grade. He has a lot of friends on snap chat and such. Probably 60/40 boys. One night he came into our room just distraught. It was about 11 pm and he and two other boys had received an Instagram message from a girl who said she was going to kill herself on Monday (this was Saturday). So we stayed up and talked about the girl, what was going on, what we should do, .... He was so emotional and felt he needed to do something. After many "what ifs" he went to school on Monday and he and one of the other boys that received the message went to the counselor at school along with the girl and said they wanted to meet with her. Meanwhile, my wife called the school and spoke with the counselor and gave her a heads up about what was going on. The counselor called the three into the room, dismissed my son and the other boy, and addressed the issue with the girl. Now it was highly unlikely she was going to do anything, but that he felt comfortable enough to talk to us about it and listen to us and then do what he did made us feel like we had done something right in raising him. Her parents never knew that we knew about the issue. And I spoke with the other boy's father, who is a minister, and he didn't know anything about it. That boy never went to his parents to discuss it. I'm not sure that my story applies as an appropriate response to this list, but thought I would share it.
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Re: If I had a son... this is a perfect list.

Postby GR82BACANE » November 27th, 2017, 9:27 am

2. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs ain’t one.


Unless you have already opened your beer before jumping in. Having a pool this one made me laugh. All the women go down the steps in the shallow end and end up sitting on them or near them. All the men dive in the deep end first.

One other pool rule. When you exit the pool anyone that yells yes please you are required to bring a beer back for.

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