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Posted: 11/19/2023 6:28:18 PM EST
I remember being a teenager and we went to shoot one day. Dad took 3 rifle cases and 2 rifled. Left them in the pickup that night. Next day went to town and he bought a new rifle and walked it in the door and put it away with not a word from my mother.

I didnt fully appreciate how smart my dad was back then but i sure do now
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:31:28 PM EST
If youre in a front seat of a car and see that you're about to be in a head on accident, put your hands on the dash and your feet against the firewall and lock your knees and elbows.  your locked arms and legs will prevent you from flying into the window
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:32:21 PM EST
He said,”… you have two ears and one mouth. Listen twice as much as you talk.”
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:33:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: TheJMan1] [#3]
Buy a duplex in 1997 right out of college.  Lived in half, rented half, and used it as my "practice " house to learn repair and renovation.  Then doubled my money in 6 years when I sold it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:33:20 PM EST
My dad wasn't an advice kind of father. He was more of a well now that you fucked up I'm going to yell at you kind of guy.

The only thing that sticks in my mind. There's fun girls and there's girls you bring home be sure to bag it before you tag it. We didn't exactly have a warm and fuzzy relationship.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:33:25 PM EST
Don't over-tighten screws.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:33:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: Speedwinder] [#6]
"Don't play in the street".  Man of few words.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:33:53 PM EST
The two most important things a man needs to look out for is where he puts his signature and where he puts his dick.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:34:05 PM EST
Never got one verbally, but he made it very clear that you are to get up every day and work hard.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:34:28 PM EST
"With patience and perseverance you can piss a hole in a brick."
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:34:39 PM EST
You don't have enough money to buy cheap things. Buy quality.

He's been gone 33 years and it's still truer than ever.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:34:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By tveddy:
I remember being a teenager and we went to shoot one day. Dad took 3 rifle cases and 2 rifled. Left them in the pickup that night. Next day went to town and he bought a new rifle and walked it in the door and put it away with not a word from my mother.

I didnt fully appreciate how smart my dad was back then but i sure do now
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I march the shit I buy all around the house. Why try to be sneaky about it?
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:35:16 PM EST
Five bucks for bringing him and his buddy two beers.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:35:22 PM EST
Always sit with your back to the wall.

I don't recall any other advice.  But I do this to this day out of habit.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:35:36 PM EST
Don’t let your fun fuck up your future.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:35:57 PM EST
“Don’t be a bitch”
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:36:06 PM EST
Marry a girl that’s a little too skinny, so when she inevitably gains 20lbs she still looks great

I followed his advice and I’m glad I did
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:36:09 PM EST
Dump a certain girlfriend.
I didn't do it, relationship lasted another 3 shitty years.

Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:36:15 PM EST
Keep your pecker in your pants.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:36:35 PM EST
“Never get involved in a land war in Asia.”   It’s served me well all these years.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:36:57 PM EST
Never loan money that you can’t afford to never see again.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:37:01 PM EST
With regard to women…

“They’re all crazy”
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:37:04 PM EST
Measure twice, cut once.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:37:17 PM EST
It's better to shit your pants rather than die of constipation.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:37:30 PM EST
Do not believe everything you see or hear.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:37:44 PM EST
"Take the PD exam as a backup plan"
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:38:15 PM EST
What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night, Why don't you get out of there and give someone else a chance.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:38:24 PM EST
"When someone gives you money, smile and say " Thank you".
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:39:08 PM EST
Hang around good people and nothing but good will happen
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:39:21 PM EST
"Dont Make Hasty Decisions",..... dads advice I keep breaking and keep regretting it afterwards.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:39:50 PM EST
Wish in one hand and shit in the other…see which one fills up first.

Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:39:57 PM EST
Never bet on the kc chiefs.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:40:41 PM EST
I told my buddy his girlfriend was cheating on him.  Dad told me i made a mistake. He was right. He married her and she was a cheating nutty bitch.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:41:19 PM EST
“A smart guy doesn’t tell everybody everything he knows”

That has stuck with me and served me well since he told me that at a tender 5 years old.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:41:24 PM EST
I was driving his car as we left Dodger stadium and of course it was a madhouse getting out of the lot.  He told me
"stick the nose in there, they will let you in".
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:42:36 PM EST
“It’s ironic, but those who control themselves to the greatest degree are the most free.”

I’ve tried to live the last thirty years by those words.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:43:18 PM EST
"If they ain't asking me for money, it ain't none of my business. "

Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:43:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: BURN] [#37]
I learned to be a good person by doing the exact opposite of what my father did....

He killed himself when i was ten. After being ousted as a pedophile and rapist...

I have no memories of him giving me advice...

Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:45:36 PM EST
1- don’t let your mouth write a check your ass can’t cash.
2- when your mouth is open you can’t hear anything.
3- love isn’t enough when it comes to marriage, you have to want it and it is work.

When I was in high school he found a little bit of Devils Lettuce that had fallen out of my coat- he looked up at me, handed it back to me and said “Never forget there are a lot of things much more important than this.”

I miss my dad
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:46:02 PM EST
Dont major in Medieval History, but instead go into Engineering.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:46:10 PM EST
When I had my first kid on the way my dad told me something along the lines of “don’t try to be your kids friend, be a father”. I didn’t think much of it but I get it now.

My dad was definitely a father when I was growing up but he’s absolutely my friend now. I really try to live by that with my 3 kids now.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:46:40 PM EST
If it flies, floats or fucks...
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:50:17 PM EST
Sit and listen before you talk.

You can't control society, but you can insulate yourself from it.

Never get in a fight with someone who has nothing to lose.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:51:27 PM EST
Never eat anything bigger than your head.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:56:01 PM EST
If you want what you have you’ll always have what you want.

Tied with:

You make your bed, you sleep in it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:58:24 PM EST
Never marry a girl you can't pick up.

I think that was about it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:00:39 PM EST
Make sure the fucking your getting is worth the fucking you're getting.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:01:27 PM EST
Don't stick your dick in the crazy, and also tied with always honor your word.

My Grandpa used to say, all women are crazy, son, some just more than others.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:03:06 PM EST
During the 80's when everyone started to finance everything my Father said "getting things is easy, trying to keep them is the hard part."
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:05:52 PM EST
Never met the guy.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:06:34 PM EST
Best lesson: Not to worry about someone else being ‘better’ than me at something/anything.

Jealousy and dick measuring contests being an unprofitable waste of energy.
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