In the spirit of my friend Nick’s recent post, I’ve decided to share my own code of unwritten rules that I follow daily. Maybe you honor the same credo? Or maybe I’m nuts.
- I make it a point to be baseline nice to people. We can all use some empathy.
- I never ask a woman if she’s pregnant unless she’s in labor. Then it’s OK to ask.
- I change the oil as soon as my car needs it. I’d like to think my car appreciates that.
- I think animals should be treated the same as people. Maybe even better.
- It’s easier to warm up than it is to cool down, in my experience. I dress accordingly.
- Tucking my pants into my boots looks weird, and I won’t do it.
- I always know where a room’s exit is.
- I prefer not to rely on making others look bad or vulgarity when trying to be funny.
- I put my phone away whenever possible.
- I pull over for ambulances and fire trucks. Someday they could be coming for me.
- I make the most of days with my dog. Her time is (probably) briefer than mine.
- Even if my waiter/waitress messes up my order, I tip him/her well anyway.
- I don’t like to post on social media during business hours. Seems unprofessional.
- I avoid loud places. I’m somewhat soft-spoken, so my voice doesn’t project well.
- I will wish for more wishes should I find a lamp with a genie inside it.
What are some of your unwritten rules?