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Old 03-11-2018, 07:42 AM   #1
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Your Read For The DST Sunday

RULES FOR SONS:

1. Never shake a manís hand sitting down.
2. Donít 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 allÖ
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Donít let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
12. If you need music on the beach, youíre 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 wonít let you 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.
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What a great set of rules to live by. I forwarded them to my son and everyone I know who has sons.
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Two in-a-row, Mr. Menzies...nicely done.

Looking forward to the next one.
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Yes a great list.

*But* very few of the items don't pertain to humans in general.

No apologies to those irritated by this thinking there's no need to point that out.
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Yes a great list.

*But* very few of the items don't pertain to humans in general.

No apologies to those irritated by this thinking there's no need to point that out.
Agree, but I believe the author was thinking specifically about a father passing on some life lessons to a son.
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