Posts Tagged ‘trivia’

Good enough for Einstein

18 March 2011

One of Einstein’s colleagues asked him for his telephone number one day. Einstein reached for a telephone directory and looked it up. “You don’t remember your own number?” the man asked, startled.” No,” Einstein answered. “Why should I memorize something I can so easily get from a book?”

In this day of Google do you need to memorise anything?


Advice You Never Learned in School

24 June 2008

Attributed to Bill Gates the following Life Lessons are invaluable if not blunt:

Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

More than one way to open a door

18 June 2008

Security PassAt work we have security passes to get you through doors, you swipe your card to get in and then you swipe the card to get out. Everyone has been doing this for years but yesterday I was walking behind a lady who reached down to the door handle turned the lock on the handle then opened the door. As she was reaching down I was thinking how she didn’t realise you had to swipe to get out but as she opened the door I realise how conditioned I had become to swiping to get out. There really are many ways to solve a problem even was as simple as opening a door.


16 May 2008

…is the fear of long words.

So there!