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    Arrow List yours: Better Safe than Sorry

    What are somethings in life that you do in order to be safe than sorry?

    See I found last night that my car was broken into (the self-serving bastards).
    I've always parked the car outside the garage, in the parking bays by the street. The garage can certainly fit two cars, but since the neighbourhood's always been safe, the thought of parking it inside the garage to avoid break-ins like this never crossed my mind.

    Well I learned my lesson. I'm gonna park my car inside the garage from now on.

    God knows there must be many other things "that never crossed my mind". What are somethings that you do to avoid possible adversities against yourself, would you like to share it/them?


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    I always make sure there's an extra toilet roll nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lysander
    I always make sure there's an extra toilet roll nearby.
    perfect response.
    end thread.

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    I hit the lock button on my car's remote about 10 times before I leave it... Just to make sure it locked.

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    Always check the stove when walking by. Otherwise you'll walk up to it at some point and realize that it's been on for the last 5 hours.

    Ditto for any door that needs to be locked.

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    that your alarm is set at 7am and not 7pm.
    that includes your backup.

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    Keep an emergency $20 in a part of your wallet that you don't normally access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogfood
    Keep an emergency $20 in a part of your wallet that you don't normally access.
    not trying to be funny, but same goes for a rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kian
    not trying to be funny, but same goes for a rubber.
    Nah, just keep one on at all times.

    You never know...

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    I got my keys chained to my pants so I can't loose them
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    I always use the remote door lock on my key chain instead of the locks on the inside of the door. So I always have my keys in hand when locking the door. Luckily, the last time I lock my keys in my truck, I was able to jiggle the back window loose
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    I pull out.

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    1. Never hold a semi-auto between your knees so you can use both hands to cock it.

    2. If you don't have any sense of smell left, get a wife or girlfriend with one so you don't kill yourself with a late-night snack from the back of the frig. Ditto for husband/boyfriend.

    3. always wear a pair of suspenders if you sweatpant are a bit old and you have to go to the store for something. Trust me.

    4. If you stack 30 sheets of 3/4" plywood on end against a wall and realize you left your hammer just out of reach behind them, don't try to tilt the pile forward just a bit to reach it...both you and the plywood will end up in the basement. Trust me again...and NO...I don't wanna talk about it...

    5. If you drink gin while working with oils, and you forget which glass has the turp and which the gin...the gin is almost always the one with the paint in it...ummm...trust me again...

    6. Don't ever drink three six-packs and a bottle of wine on a five-story flatt roof. REALLY trust me on this one...

    7. At 3am on a deserted road/street, always walk in the middle of the road.

    8. If you're trying to get something off a high shelf that weighs more than 50 pounds and the thought crosses your mind just as it starts to clear the edge above you, "I must have put that up there 30 years ago..."--immediately stop and dive to the right or left at least five feet...no matter what's in your way...

    9. Alwas carry a thread and needle, string, buttons, and a pocket knife.

    10. do not reload your .005 mech pencil by balancing the lead in your palm and pushing down with the pencil.

    11. Always stop at ten on a list like this because after that, you'll be afraid to come out from under the couch for at least a week.
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    10. do not reload your .005 mech pencil by balancing the lead in your palm and pushing down with the pencil.
    Hahahaha!

    Well, here&#180;s one of mine... use different mugs for cold water and hot coffee.

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    Haha, I know a guy who didn&#180;t knew number 10......and I think the lead is still there...



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    Never go to very nice grocery store with import products hungry.

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    I have an extra 2 gallons of gasoline in the trunk of car just in case I run out of gas, including a miniture battery jumper and a road-side assit kit.

    I've gotten so paranoid about locking my keys in my car that I have a key IN the car that I use when I actually drive, and hide it somewhere. I have another key on my key chain, and another key glued somehwere on the outside of my car beneath the exterior of the car.

    lol @ Ilaekae, I always carry a pocket knife too.

    @ dogfood. I do the emergency $20 thing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinit
    I got my keys chained to my pants so I can't loose them

    Loser. Ive never lost my pants.
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    Ilaekae: You seriously should write a book! It'd be one of the greatest reads ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkerD
    I have an extra 2 gallons of gasoline in the trunk of car just in case I run out of gas, including a miniture battery jumper and a road-side assit kit.

    I've gotten so paranoid about locking my keys in my car that I have a key IN the car that I use when I actually drive, and hide it somewhere. I have another key on my key chain, and another key glued somehwere on the outside of my car beneath the exterior of the car.

    lol @ Ilaekae, I always carry a pocket knife too.

    @ dogfood. I do the emergency $20 thing too.

    what car do you drive? and where do you live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luxun
    what car do you drive? and where do you live.
    Dont even think about it, He'll kill you with his pocketknife.
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    if you drop a large kitchen knife just dodge it DO NOT try to catch it, wrists bleed a lot.

    always zip your pants up slowly and carefully, nobody wants an extra crease in their balls

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    Always carry some toiletpaper in my pocket, in case I have to blow my nose, or it gets runny.

    Make damn sure your MP3 player is fully charged before you go out for an hour long jog.

    lock door and turn sound off computer before masturbating, even though you think your alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strych9ine
    I pull out.
    i dont know if you're joking or not, i hope so but still: not a good idea. remember kids if you cant afford a rubber you are cheap.

    be careful around electric fences.

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    always clear your cache before you leave work (or take a lunch break)

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    never, and i mean NEVER drink absinthe on top of a warehouse/loft apartment, especially if they have skylights.....trust me on this.
    you dont want broken ribs...

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    keep your spare car keys in your wallet. A spare set on your key ring is beyond pointless.

    I also like to keep spare cash socked away in my apartment incase I'm late getting out the door and don't have time for an ATM

    Also, a spare $5 hidden in the car incase I forgot to bring money for the turnpike toll

    Also, I try to avoid serious involvement with emotionally imballanced or volatile people
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavePalumbo
    keep your spare car keys in your wallet. A spare set on your key ring is beyond pointless.

    indeed!
    i dont know how many times i've locked my keys in my car....in the ignition...with it running.


    i keep spare key in my wallet.

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    Don't cut towards you when cutting with an exactoknife or lino cutter
    It may not exactly be a "better safe than sorry" sort of thing, being that it's really not putting you out of your way to do, but good god is it sound advice. I learned my lesson for real the second time. I wonder what percentage of CA members have a finger print or two that don't quite line up
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    Jeez, you mean you people still have fingerprints?
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