Why do we call it a “rule of thumb”? Some might call them Nuggets of Wisdom, but they are more commonsense than anything. Then again, since common sense seems to have very little to do with our daily lives, wisdom would be justifiably accurate.
* When using a hammer, keep your fingers out of the way. The larger and heavier the hammer, the more this applies. If possible, get someone else to hold the nail.
* If it is steaming, chances are it is hot! Handle with care and ingest with caution.
* No matter how it’s prepared, asparagas is evil!
* If something smells bad, it has either spoiled, soiled, or died.
* If it can kill you, do not antagonize it.
* Umbrellas do not make good parachutes.
* If you jump or fall or are pushed. You WILL reach the bottom at some point. Learn how to land to make the injuries minimal.
* Roots grow slowly, but eventually, if left alone, they will destroy your home.
* Do not ask questions you do not want answered.
* If your hands are full and you are in a hurry, you will encounter many obstacles.
* Unless the world actually does revolve around you, the world is not against you.
* If you shine your light in someone else’s dark places, that means you are a burglar. Prepare to get shot.
* Older people have lived longer than you because they aren’t stupid, they learned a few rhings along the way. Listen to them.
* If you think no one saw you do it, surprise, you’re wrong!
* The road may be bumpy but, as long as you are still breathing, buckle up because the ride ain’t over.