We grow up being told what to do and what not to do and can't wait until we're adults and can do whatever we want. When we finally get there, there are new people like bosses, cool people on TV, and the government who try to tell us what to do again.
I don't mind getting into a little trouble here and there, so I tend to push the envelope a bit. However, even if you want to stay on the right side of the law, here are a few things that you probably THINK you have to do, but don't really.
Have any more to add? Put them in the comments and I'll add good ones here!
I work at a bank, and I can tell you we are trained to do whatever the check is for, based on the written amount, not whats in the box...so if you leave it blank, you get nothing...
So in your efforts to be edgy, you pretty much piss off every retail employee you come in contact with?
Most of the list is stuff you can do, but why would you just to rabble rouse and piss off so many people unnecessarily?
Fall down if you get shot. Most people think bullets literally knock you off your feet, but it's not true. Just psychological baby! Zing.
About the cop thing, if you refuse to let them search your car they can call out a k-9 unit and make you wait till it gets there and sniffs around your car.
Income tax was ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court, but for some reason we still have to pay it.
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The first one happened last night, and I must say the server that picked up the check was a little annoyed. For tax purposes the tip amount has to be added to the computer when the check gets closed.
Not like I care, I enjoy making severs job's harder as they are all lazy but I'd imagine it makes their job easier.
In the UK, if a cop wants to search you o your car he must have reason to believe that he will find something dodgy.
You CAN refuse the search though.you don't even have to speak to him, just walk away.
If you do this though it just gives the cop reason to believe that you are hiding something.
All fun and games ;o)
If you live in a crowded city, are in a crowded shopping mall or other event where many people are walking both directions, you don't have to move out of stranger's ways when the walk in your path. I have found that greeting them does one of a couple of things.
They may greet you back. (this is least common but common enough for a quick hello and many conversations have begun here.)
They may just smile
If you pass them again, they are much more likely to remember you. (I have people come up to me or start the greeting second time around.
and lastly, if they are not in a social mood, they move out of your way pleasantly, returning your courtesy.
Tell the DMV the stop signs in parking lots aren't legal. In Ohio there are 2 parts to the driving test; driving & manuverability (i.e. parallel parking). I had 100% on driving, hit a cone on the parallel parking, and missed a stop sign in the parking lot because I was upset. I was failed on the driving part too because DMV considered it a legal stop sign. My advice, don't blow though a parking lot stop sign with the police around and try to get out of the ticket by telling him/her a web site blog told you that you didn't have to stop.
Our most popular Life Nomadic article last year was our complete packing list. Since then we've learned a lot, made a lot of changes, and managed to pack a lot more into the same tiny amount of space.
There are a few areas where slight improvement could be made, which you'll hear me talk about in the video, but overall this collection of stuff represents everything a traveler needs to travel through just about anywhere on the planet, live comfortably, and keep connected.
I've consolidated most of the stuff I pack into an Amazon store, which you can access here: Life Nomadic Store. If you use that link, or the Amazon links below, I get a commission. Other good places to buy this sort of gear are ebay and outdoor shops like REI and MEC, although neither store carries most of the gear.
Everyone I know is terrified of air travel.
They have infinite power and zero accountability.
When you're in an airport, you're at the mercy of the people there. If they don't like what you're doing, they can do anything they want to you, and you have no recourse.
I understand the necessity of that coercive power - but such immense power requires immense accountability.