Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. From here on out, make “What was your company’s COVID response?” a standard interview question.
An experience shared: “I work in software. My whole company has been working from home for the past two months and performing at 100%. Now management is forcing us all to come back into the office on June 1st, for no discernible reason.
I don’t want to work for a company that cares so little about the health of employees and their families, ever again. I’ll be looking for something new as soon as it’s practical, and I will definitely be asking prospective employers this.”
2. Your friends and family would rather get a phone call from you at 3 am needing a lift, than a phone call from the Police at 4 am finding out you didn’t make it home safely.
Don’t drink and drive, don’t walk home through dodgy areas, don’t put yourself at risk just so you’re not a bother.
3. You don’t always have to have a logical reason for saying “No.” “I’m not comfortable with that” is a really good reason.
4. Large candles have a minimum first burn time to prevent tunneling.
The first burn is the most important. Candles should burn one hour for every 1 inch in diameter of the actual candle size. Therefore, a 4-inch diameter candle should burn for a minimum of 4 hours to liquefy the entire top layer of wax. If the wax is not allowed to liquefy or to melt from edge to edge of the jar or tumbler, it will create a ‘memory ring,’ especially if this is the first time the candle is lit. Once a candle has this ‘memory ring,’ it will continue to tunnel and to burn that way for the life of the candle.
5. Keep your dog leashed in public at all times no matter how well trained you think he/she is.
Seeing lots of dogs walking off-leash in public parks now that dedicated dog areas are locked up during the lockdown. Some look like new owners with new puppies. Not everyone likes dogs. Some are allergic. Some are deathly scared. Dogs can also react to sudden unexpected movements in surprising ways. Even if you lose your grip on a leash, it’s easier to catch a leash than the unleashed dog.
Keep your dog on a leash at all times in public. For everyone’s safety, including your and other dogs.