---Alice Abrams

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - Rules of Thumb

>>>To measure water for cooking rice, rest the tip of your index finger on top of the rice and add enough water to reach the first visible joint. This works for any size pot.
>>>For every day you spend in the hospital, plan on one week to recuperate.
>>>To avoid lunatics on city buses, sit in the middle. The friendly lunatics sit as close to the driver as they can, and the unfriendly ones sit as far away as they can.
>>>All putts break toward the water, even on greens that appear perfectly flat. That's because all greens are contoured for drainage.
>>>An extension cord should be as thick as the cord you plug into it.
>>>Any cop will tell you that in a bar fight, the shorter of the two men probably started it.
(My former husband could tell you that - he was 6'5" and the little guys would get loaded and start in on him!)
>>>If you ask a negative question, you will get a negative answer.
>>>For a minimum level of financial security, your net worth (the cash value of all your assets)
minus all your debts should equal one year's income.
>>>Keep white wine in your fridge and take it out 30 minutes before serving. Keep red wine out of the fridge and put it in 15 minutes before serving.
>>>If you're playing cards in any gambling game for over 20 minutes and haven't figured out who the patsy at the table is, it's you.
>>>As a manager, expect 80 percent of your work to be done by 20 percent of your staff. Also, expect 90 percent of your headaches/problems to come from 10 percent of your staff.
>>>You are wealthy enough to give some money to worthy causes when you can buy all the groceries you need.
Taken from the "Reader's Digest;" Rules of Thumb: A Life Manual-Brilliant Guestimates, Shortcuts, and a Few Shots in the Dark," by Tom Parker (Workman, $8.95)
>>>If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did the money go?
Steven Wright

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Linda said...

Gracie, these are some fantastic Rules of Thumb! I never knew that about rice or wine or golfing greens! Now the trick, though, will be to remember them when I need them!

Have a great Thursday, my dear!

Traveling Bells said...

I learned lots of new stuff! Thanks for sharing...hope I can remember them when I need the info!

Desert Songbird said...

I knew about the rice; I grew up cooking rice the old fashioned way before rice cookers were invented. I did NOT, however, know about the golf thing. Good tip for me to pass on to my golfing in-laws!

Unknown said...

Very interesting!

Travis Cody said...

All of those are quite good, but my favorite is the last one.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Gracie. Thanks for sharing these interesting rules of thumb.

Hope you're doing well. Thanks for visiting and leaving kind comments.

Wishing you a great week ahead. Take care.