Do you have an insatiable need to learn as much as you can about life?
Are you also one of those people that always tries to stay "one step ahead" of everyone else?
You know what I mean don't you?
You always try to have the odds in your favor.
You always enter a gunfight with the sun at your back.
You're a risk taker but you know how to avoid danger and conflict because you see it coming a mile away.
It's because you have a strong intuition.
You have street smarts
You know "things."
Even if you don't liken yourself to being a modern day James Bond, I am here to give you some information that will make you a little more intuitive, a little more savvy and a little more street smart.
Today, I am going to help you to "know things."
And I'm not here to teach you the fundamentals.
You already have those down.
I'm not here to instruct you on the essentials that will improve your life skills.
No, these are things, subtle things that could mysteriously change the way you act.
Things you never thought would be important to know.
These are powerful things that are influential in their own insignificance.
These are things that probably no other blogger would think you should know.
That's why I'm different.
I got your back.
1. The average 4-year-old asks over 400 questions a day
Hey, if that’s the case then let the grandparents at the kids. The grandparents know way more than the parents anyway and probably have an answer for everything a 4 year old is looking for.
Mom and Dad, if you don’t have the time or brain power to go one on one with your 4 year old then send him to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for a dose of good old fashion answers.
2. 13 people a year are killed by vending machines falling on them
Never go one on one with a vending machine if it fails to dispense your soda or candy bar. It’s just nor worth the pain and suffering that could result. Be smarter than the machine. Have a plan “B” ready before you start feeding the machine coins.
3. 40% of women have hurled footwear at a man
Don’t say anything stupid to a woman who is wearing big, heavy spiked boots or nine inch nails. If you want to fight with a woman only do it when she is wearing soft flip flops or flats.
4. 50% of bank robberies take place on Fridays
That only makes sense right? Friday is payday. Why not wait until Saturday to make your deposits. Bank robbers seldom work weekends.
5. A car is stolen every 30 seconds in the U.S.
With so many being stolen every day and everywhere why bother owning a nice car? I mean, a car is just for filling basic transportation needs right? Who needs a Mercedes or Bentley or Rolls Royce when you have to worry about it being stolen all of the time?
Get yourself a “beater.”
With the money you save you can pop a nice engine under the hood, add some rally suspension, throw in some nice Recaro bucket seats and nobody knows the better. Imagine the fun you will have burning out at stoplights when the kids in the Porsche next to you are laughing at your car.
6. The average person speaks about 31,500 words per day
This is a simple one. Stay away from people that talk too much. Even better stay away from everyone. You will get a lot more accomplished and experience more of what life really has to offer.
7. Couples who marry in January, February and March tend to have the highest divorce rates
Soooooooo……get married in January, February or March. Since the divorce rate is already at 50% why fight it?
At least you can go into your marriage resting easy knowing it is already doomed for failure. I’m kidding!!!
They are too freaking cold anyway to be planning a wedding.
8. The average person will spend two weeks over their lifetime waiting for the traffic lights to change
What does this teach you? That’s right, never stop at traffic lights. Imagine what you could do with an extra two weeks of life. If that suggestion scares you then I suggest you plan your travels ahead of time so that you only come to stop signs. They are much quicker to navigate. Who cares if you have the right away? Just go and save those precious seconds. You probably will never see the same people at the intersections again.
9. Odds of being killed in a car crash: one in 5,000
This statistic goes hand in hand with # 5 in telling you to buy a “beater.” Make sure it’s a big “beater”, an old “beater”, a metal monstrosity with big chrome bumpers and angle iron. Surround yourself and your loved ones with as much metal as possible. Be prepared for anything. Install 4 point safety harnesses and wear helmets.
10. Qatar has the lowest death rate in the world at 1.6 deaths for every 1,000 persons
What are we waiting for?
Let’s all go to Qatar.
It’s safe there and you live a long, long time.
Oh, by the way, does anyone know where Qatar is?
Do you have any tips like these you would like to share with the rest of our baby boomer generation? Don't be bashful and definitely don't be greedy with them.
Please share them in the comments section below.
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