Things you learn the hard way. Please contribute.

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  1. AdamAnt316

    AdamAnt316 Collector of heavy things Subscriber

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    If you're going to work on a "hot chassis" tube radio, don't do so while standing on a concrete floor in stocking feet.

    I got a mild shock while touching the shaft of the volume control, so I pulled the plug, reversed the prongs, and plugged it back in.

    I touched the volume control shaft again, and got an even BIGGER shock that time.......... :yikes:
     
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    When doing plumbing repairs, buy the whole fixture or setup, not just "the one piece" that needs fixing. Spares can be returned.

    When buying ceiling fans, look at the light bulbs it takes. I've got an inventory of three different bulb styles now, and never seem to have the kind I need when a bulb burns out.
     
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  3. Ohighway

    Ohighway Wannabe Minimalist Subscriber

    Do a few things well instead of many things poorly. Still learning this lesson........
     
  4. ETLS

    ETLS metacarpophalangealcranium Subscriber

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    Keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, unless something heavy just slipped from your hands.
     
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    Try explaining the concept of "Camel Toe" to your 86 year-old mother-in-law....;)
     
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    Don't argue with a cop believe me, it's a no win situation...
     
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    When Chuck Norris does push ups the earth moves.

    When I do push ups I pull a muscle.
     
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    Yes, don't argue with cops. Had to learn this the hard way too!
     
  9. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Marriage is gambling half of your stuff that you're going to love them forever.
     
  10. JediDude

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    The morning sun shining into the back window of a '72 Plymouth Duster will warp records.
    Then again, it gave me an excuse to buy a half-speed mastered version of Styx Equinox....
     
  11. Sandy G

    Sandy G Spiteful Old Cuss Moderator Subscriber

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    The gray, roughly ham-shaped extrememly busy object object hanging from a branch about halfway up said tree ?!? No, you Can't outrun them
     
  12. Gnesen

    Gnesen Super Member

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    Don't piss into the wind or onto an electric fence. I learned both the hard way at a very young age.
     
  13. SoundOfSound

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    Yea, They were chasing me down with the ghetto bird ...so I've been told. :p
     
  14. vonclod

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    Measure twice, cut once.
     
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  15. savatage1973

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    Never fry bacon naked for breakfast!!!

    Don't buy Sushi at a gas station mini-mart...
     
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    It seems you never have time to do a job right the first time, but you always have time to do it over.
     
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    dzkfraser Active Member

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    Unless you're already committed, always trust your gut
     
  18. John James

    John James "Bob's your uncle" (Stolen) Subscriber

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    If you do, don't trust your farts!
     
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  19. gadget73

    gadget73 junk junkie Subscriber

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    If you have a friend in the vehicle with you who has not learned this lesson, make sure you tell him to STFU before the cop arrives at your window. He will be angry but you will probably not get extra tickets.
     
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  20. highvoltage_

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    Never say "I pay your salary" to a cop. That only increases your ticket count.
     

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