Below are just some of the things that you should notice in order not to waste your time:
1. Any weather small talk that lasts longer than four seconds (unless it involves a car floating away). If you have nothing to talk about other than the weather, face it, you have nothing to talk about.
2. Three dates. No tongue.
3. Two years. No raise.
4. The person running the meeting asks, “Could someone get the lights?”
5. Your beloved quotes from Spinal Tap—”So what’s wrong with being sexy?” or “It’s like we have armadillos in our trousers” or “But these go to 11″—get no reaction.
6. The other person quotes Matrix:Revolutions
7. You’ve scrolled through all the channels on cable TV, decide to cycle once more and realize Elimidate is still the best option.
8. You spend more than an hour and a half a day in the gym. What’s the point of building all those muscles if you don’t get out once in a while and use them?
9. You’ve been intro-duced to someone three times, and he still doesn’t remem-ber your name. Don’t be angry. Just smile and let him know you’ve met several times, and you remember him well. You now own his ass.
10. She says it’s enough to have seen the Eiffel Tower in Vegas.
11. You try to forget how much your ex-girlfriend made you laugh, or how much your ex-boss made you cry—as if selectively erasing major parts of your life were possible without being kidnapped by a government agency.
12. The speaker says, “Please hold your applause until I fin-ish reading all the names.” Break out your Pocket PC, get something done.
13.You watch any movie featur-ing a mis-chievous kid who advises adults.
14. She asks during your first conversation, “So, what do you like to do for fun?” which is the single dumbest question that can ever be asked of a person. Our advice:Just smile and answer, “It’s not what, but who.”
15. You look at your watch during any activity. Either find something you really want to do or stop wearing a watch.
16. You listen to John Mayer for any other rea-son than to get a woman to take off her shirt.
17. You give your honest feedback to someone who says, “I want your honest feedback.”
18.You read any e-mail with the subject line “This is not a hoax.”
19. You allow someone more than 3 minutes to try to change your opinion. If he can’t do it in that window, say, “Look, Jim, you’re not going change my view here. So let’s stop pissing away valuable min-utes and talk about something else.” (Except the weather, of course.)
In general, time is always gold. Our time hear on earth is so limited that we should use it wisely. Life is too short to be boring, too short to be sad, too short to be angry, but just enough time to make a change and be happy.