Here are 5 things you should know.
1. If you have children, or even just someone who really loves you, you shouldn’t avoid being in pictures.
Please don’t avoid taking pictures if you have children. Because I promise you we do not see ugly, we do not see fat, we do not see flaws…we see our parents, our mommy, the person we love so much and will miss so much when one passes away. Let us have a way to look at you again even after you’re gone.
2. Service Dog etiquette is to leave them alone as to not distract the dog’s focus. So if they come to you for attention, immediately locate their owner as they could be using a last-ditch effort to get help.
They will usually follow you, whine, bark, or otherwise try to grab your attention if this is the case.
3. If you are buying a used car, test drive it to the nearest auto-parts store to have it scanned for check engine light codes. Sellers can temporarily hide them to deceive you.
Not everyone is mechanically inclined enough to inspect cars but all major auto part stores (auto zone, advanced auto, o Reilly’s) all offer free scanners for you to borrow. YouTube how to do it and you could save yourself thousands. People who sell cars can be sketchy and are good at hiding previous damage or mechanical problems.
Best of luck!
4. i.e. and e.g. are not interchangeable.
This happens all the time where people misuse these two expressions.
When you want to provide examples, e.g. is appropriate. So it’s correct to say “There were many fruits (e.g. lemons and apples),” but not to say “(i.e. lemons and apples).” i.e. is correctly used only when the thing after the i.e. is exactly what you’re referring to. So “he ate his two favorite fruits (i.e. lemons and apples),” is correct. And “(e.g. lemons and apples)” would not be correct. Lemons and apples aren’t examples of his two favorite fruits, they are his two favorite fruits.
5. A greeting, smile, or little wave can mean a lot to a child.
A child that says hello to you is learning social skills. A smile or wave can mean a lot to someone learning to interact with the world. A small acknowledgment is a quick and easy way to put some positive energy into the world.