Thursday, April 3, 2008

learning curve

What I've learned so far today: if you're a member of a motorcycle gang who has recently, shall we say, permanently disposed of, a member of a rival motorcycle gang, it's probably not a good idea to brag about this accomplishment to one of your biggest drug customers who just happens to be an undercover cop.

And what nuggets of wisdom have you acquired today?


edited to add: Check out the comments for much sage counsel. After reading them, I feel smarter already.

29 comments:

Patti said...

Nothing that compares to that...

Wow, some people are really dumb, huh?

allypally said...

Don't give chocolate milk before dinner to your two year old. Just about as "sage" as the the motorcycle guy, huh?

thailandchani said...

Yep. Bragging always seems to lead to the same place.. and I'd extend that to "and no one really wants to hear it anyway".

What a dim bulb that guy must be.

Tash said...

Nice to know that someone else has learned life isn't all shits and giggles.

Clementine said...

I learned that there's nothing like losing your wallet to make you feel like a complete ass.

Emily said...

Social Security Numbers are key when filing taxes.

**Are you serving jury duty or watching a Law and Order Marathon?

Karen said...

do not promise children there will be eggs at the farm unless you are prepared to get to the farm when it opens at 5. Other better organized people have already bought the eggs you promised.

thrice said...

I have learned that if I don't learn to streamline my life that paper will eventually suffocate me.

The Nanny said...

Cell phones do NOT like glasses of milk.

Eva said...

I learned that I should make sure I know when something starts before I go to it, and I should especially do that before I start telling other people when things start.

Amelie said...

That our administration is proverbially slow (in the "cliches from northern European countries about southern European countries" sense). Not nearly as exciting, I know.

Maggie said...

That is a very important life lesson indeed! I will have to remember that...

Aurelia said...

That boarding schools have a purpose.

Seriously.

Christine said...

i've learned that weight watcher's ├ęclairs suck.

c. said...

Sometimes. Good things happen to good people. Sometimes. (I think I said that already.)

Mrs. Spit said...

That when your bank sends you the form to fill out because your wallet was stolen, and the thief racked up a whole bunch of charges, you should fill out the form and send it in. Because, if you don't, eventually it will be to late, and they will move your balance to the new card, and you will have to pay it. And you will have to admit, not filling out the form was my fault. . .
Bugger.

christina(apronstrings) said...

that the drought in my part of the the country can't even compete with a squirrel. (a squirrel somehow got into a water station and chewed through some wires which cut off power to 6,000 people in downtown atlanta.) what the?

Coggy said...

Don't read emails that you have blocked from senders you don't want to hear from. You will no doubt hear something that you don't want to know about.

Becky said...

Too much juice, does, in fact, give a person diarrhea.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

When it comes to the legal system, Texas may really be a different country.

CLC said...

That 95% of the drivers out there think they are the only people on the road and they should move their slow asses out of the fast lane, and most importantly, my way. Imagine road rage magnified by deadbaby rage. That's what I got.

My Reality said...

I learned that Celiac's can cause a rash that is very hard to identify. Often, the rash can never be diagnosed, it only improves after going on a gluten free diet. Did you know it takes an average of 12 years to get the diagnosis of Celiac's correct?

Rachel said...

:)

Have your husband drive after you have consumed two Chambord margaritas.

Magpie said...

That you have way too much fun.

beagle said...

I'm sorry to report that I'm just as dumb as the moment I woke up.

Yesterday I spent the day at the zoo and realized I don't know much.

Who knew there were so many kinds of monkey??

Julia said...

Since I spent the day sick at home, I don't have anything exciting. But there are surely excellent nuggets from the other commenters. Not to mention the motorcycle gang/drug dealer/disposal part.

Oh, wait. I remember. Don't watch most news programs on TV-- it will raise your blood pressure completely unnecessarily.

Robyn said...

That it is possible to manage without electricity for 52 hours. I have to qualify that to say I nearly lost my sh*t when I realised I wouldn't be able to submit my tips to the football tipping competition

Antigone said...

Not all Volkswagon drivers are nice people. Some will honk and flip you off if you don't go out of your way to let them into your lane.

Antigone said...

Just read CLC's comment above.

Hey CLC,
You weren't driving a Volkswagon were you? Dude I was crying - that's why I didn't see your turn signal.