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Rules for Sons

Post by Hovannes » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:28 am

There are lots of versions, but this is the best I've seen so far:

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check-out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
9. Play with passion or not at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.
15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
18. Never turn down a breath mint.
19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win. And when you get good enough to win, LET HER WIN.
25. Manners maketh the man.
26. Give credit. Take the blame.
27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
28. Write down your dreams.
29. Always protect your siblings (and teammates).
30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
31. Call and visit your parents often. They miss you.
32. The healthiest relationships are those where you’re a team; where you respect, protect, and stand up for each other.
33. Be anything you want, if you put your mind to it you can do ANYTHING.
34. Be the first to help a fallen player back up on their feet, both on and off the field.
35. Whatever you do in life, be the best at it.
36. Always open a door for a lady.
37. Look another directly in the eye when speaking.
38. Put down the cell phone when at a table or in a meeting.
39. Do not harbor ill feelings and anger. Talk about what bothers you. Even if it means writing it down in a journal. Get it out, don't build it up.
40. PIF. (Pay it forward) You got where you are because someone paid it forward. As a teenager and adult YOU are now expected to PIF. (Volunteer)
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Re: Rules for Sons

Post by yetanotherbob » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:37 am

Yeah. Just . . . . Yeah.
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Re: Rules for Sons

Post by tuttle » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:19 am

41. Don't pee in the wind.
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Re: Rules for Sons

Post by Hovannes » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:20 pm

tuttle wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:19 am
41. Don't pee in the wind.
Daughters pee. Terriers piddle. Sons piss.
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Re: Rules for Sons

Post by tuttle » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:12 am

Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:20 pm
tuttle wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:19 am
41. Don't pee piss in the wind.
Daughters pee. Terriers piddle. Sons piss.
"Do mo betta." -FredS

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Re: Rules for Sons

Post by Sir Moose » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:25 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:28 am
There are lots of versions, but this is the best I've seen so far:

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check-out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
9. Play with passion or not at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.
15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
18. Never turn down a breath mint.
19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win. And when you get good enough to win, LET HER WIN.
25. Manners maketh the man.
26. Give credit. Take the blame.
27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
28. Write down your dreams.
29. Always protect your siblings (and teammates).
30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
31. Call and visit your parents often. They miss you.
32. The healthiest relationships are those where you’re a team; where you respect, protect, and stand up for each other.
33. Be anything you want, if you put your mind to it you can do ANYTHING.
34. Be the first to help a fallen player back up on their feet, both on and off the field.
35. Whatever you do in life, be the best at it.
36. Always open a door for a lady.
37. Look another directly in the eye when speaking.
38. Put down the cell phone when at a table or in a meeting.
39. Do not harbor ill feelings and anger. Talk about what bothers you. Even if it means writing it down in a journal. Get it out, don't build it up.
40. PIF. (Pay it forward) You got where you are because someone paid it forward. As a teenager and adult YOU are now expected to PIF. (Volunteer)
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Re: Rules for Sons

Post by hugodrax » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:07 am

Boomer poast.
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Re: Rules for Sons

Post by durangopipe » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:45 am

23b. After writing an angry post, read it carefully. Then delete it.
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Re: Rules for Sons

Post by FredS » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:40 am

39. Do not harbor ill feelings and anger. Talk about what bothers you. Even if it means writing it down in a journal. Get it out, don't build it up.
. . .39b. If it's a person that bothers you, tell them what they do that bothers you. Get it out, don't build it up.
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Re: Rules for Sons

Post by Fainn » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:03 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:28 am
There are lots of versions, but this is the best I've seen so far:


Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
I'll freaking sink to the bottom any other way.
I'm bigger than the Beatles - Jesus

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