Here are this week’s life pro tips.
01. First Date Cheat Code for Men
Never tell a girl where you’re going or how to dress. Instead, tell her to “dress for a first date with a guy she really likes.” Now, pick three places you’d like to go: someplace fun and active (bowling, pool, mini golf, go-kart racing, ballgame, etc), something romantic and classy (nice restaurant, upscale lounge, art gallery opening) and something in between (nice bar, coffee shop, comedy club). Now, when you pick her up, let the way she’s dressed decide which place you’re going to do: If she’s wearing something sexy and revealing (dress, high heels, low cut top, etc.) then she wants to go somewhere classy and romantic. If she’s sporting some jeans, tennis shoes or flip-flops, and a tee, the bowling ally or pool hall may be a good bet. If she’s wearing jeans, high heeled boots, and nice top or blouse, then she’s not really in the mood for the super romantic treatment, and she put in more effort than mini golf deserves (eighteen holes of mini golf in heels… seriously?), so a comedy club or some place with live music is a good choice. And never, EVER, do a movie on the first date!
02. Can’t find your car in a parking lot?
Hitting the lock button trying to get it to beep? Extend the distance of key-less entry by putting the key under your chin. The signal will resonate in your skull increasing the range dramatically. I swear to god this works, and it’s safe because the radiation is non-ionizing.
03. When leaving a voicemail…
If you mess up, hit pound (#) for the option to re-record. This works not in all systems, but it will work on most of them.
04. In Australia…
Any post office will let you get cash out for free, avoiding ATM fees (in Australia). Also just about any store will give cash out, e.g. Woolworths, Bunnings, etc. I know people can buy things and get cash out in the same transaction, but I am talking about getting cash out for free.
05. When asked to repeat something more than once…
Reword your sentence slightly. Even just stick on a few more words at the start or end to clarify further. I’ve found that if someone mishears you and you repeat the exact same words, they’re far more likely to continue mishearing the sentence.