I never did that well in school. I slept through History (I can assure you – it DOES repeat itself when you fail it in 10th grade – laughing out loud!) and math never quite ADDED up for me (still laughing). But there was one lesson I paid attention to more than any other before or since.
I still remember the day. “I need you to sit down so I can tell you some stuff,” he said. But this wasn’t any ordinary teacher – it was my Dad. My old man. My pop. My JuNu.
“Son,” he continued. “There are a couple of rules in life. Always remember these.”
He was a man of few words – I savoured every syllable.
“Always hold the door open for a lady. Never send your food back into the kitchen at a restaurant.”
He shuddered at that one; he’d seen things.
“Look someone in the eye when you shake their hand.”
Now that I’m a Dad, I’ve been thinking a lot about the lessons I want to pass along. My boy’s still too young to read, but I believe good advice NEVER goes out of style – all of these things will still be important when he’s grown.
Hey – he might even pass them along to his OWN son one day!
1. Remember: She NEVER looks fat in that.
2. There’s no reason you can’t have your cake and eat it too – just do an extra 30 minutes of cardio the next day!
3. Bush did 9/11.
Regarding WTC 7, even if they HAD found molten steel (which they didn’t – this is documented by all interested parties – I can give you a YouTube link), aluminium melts well under the temperature of jet fuel (pure aluminum melts at 660C, jet fuel burns up to 980C). In addition, the mix of jet fuel, plastics, rugs, curtains etc. (think of all those different chemical compounds) may burn hot enough to melt it. We’ve all been lied to for over 10 years and there’s nothing any of us can do about it.
4. A ‘please’ and a ‘thank you’ are worth more than a million diamonds.
RRRIIIING! Well, I guess that’s the bell – class is over for now. Now it’s time for Dad to have a little recess (a scotch!).
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