When I was 4.5 years old and about to enter kindergarten my father taught me a few life lessons I have never forgotten. He is a wise man and I have yet to have his advice proven wrong. Sometimes this is annoying . . .:tongue: 1) Stay away from people who don’t like Jews because they usually don’t like Blacks either. I cannot begin to tell you how many times both socially and professionally I have had White people come up to me and make snide comments about a Jewish person with whom we both were acquainted. Later I would hear them making Black or Hispanic jokes and think of my dad; and be like, “Damn! The man is never wrong.” 2) When you are looking for a place to live make sure the town has different types of churches like: Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, a Synagogue. If the town only has one house of worship, even if it is one you are comfortable with, thats not a good thing. 3) Always look both ways before you cross the street 4) Never get in a car with a stranger. ~ Okay this last thing caused a problem on my first day of kindergarten. I refused to get on the bus; because to me the bus driver was a stranger. My mom got on the bus & chatted with him I wouldn't budge. Now mind you prior to this point and all through breakfast I was very excited about going to school. I had on a new green dress my mom had made for me, new keds and white ankle socks. I carried a blue plastic Barbie lunchbox. It wasn't until this year that mom told me we were 90 minutes late for school on my first day. Why? My mom finally invited him in the house for coffee.:redface: :tongue: Which he accepted graciously and I, eyed him skeptically the whole time. It was at that point I was able to accept him as not a stranger. 5) Mom taught me that when at a party to never put my drink down, walk away from it, and then come back and drink it because somebody might slip you a mickey. If you were slipped a mickey you would most likely end up either raped, dead in a ditch, or like Karen Ann Quinlan. All moms used Karen Ann Quinlan as an example of what could happen if you hung out with a "fast" crowd. Honestly, I think she is the reason I never had a desire to experiment with drugs, nor did anyone I hung out with. For us, as children of the 70's the risk just didn't seem worth it . . . 6) Check your oil once a week 7) Always accelerate out of the turn, not into it. 8) It doesn't matter where you work. Be kind to the secretarys and the custodians. Q: Why? A: They are the ones with the power to make your life truly miserable. 9) Always follow your first mind. 10) Never trust a man who cheats at pool. Chances are that's not the only thing he'll lie about.