Friday QOTW 7/11 - What did you learn the hard way?

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  1. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    Stole this one from Reddit from a few days ago.

    What have you learned to hard way?
     
  2. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    That you define your own success
     
  3. cy4life94

    cy4life94 Active Member

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    Playing with fire. When I was around 12 I got 2nd and 3rd degree burns on my leg. Safe to say I haven't done anything stupid since.
     
  4. Stumbles

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    That if you date someone, especially someone who was abused in the past, tread carefully, listen to your gut and pay attention to her actions. If not, you are going to get burned and end up in therapy.
     
  5. Daserop

    Daserop Well-Known Member

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    That women remember everything and they are always right.
     
  6. pourcyne

    pourcyne Well-Known Member

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    That people who have control over you cannot be counted on to be reasonable or just.
     
  7. bigdaddykane

    bigdaddykane Active Member

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    That not every girl in college is DTF
     
  8. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    Oh, pretty much everything. The key is that I learned and didn't repeat many.
     
  9. cyclone1975

    cyclone1975 Well-Known Member

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    Never urinate towards an oscillating fan.
     
  10. clones26

    clones26 Well-Known Member

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    Or on your RA's computer, apparently its frowned upon in this establishment
     
  11. Bewilderme

    Bewilderme Well-Known Member

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    You'll never get by on 'talent' alone. I wish my teachers and parents would have told me that I 'worked hard' when I was young, not that I was 'gifted and talented'. It took me until 24 to realize that success only comes to those who work their ***** off for it.
     
  12. CarolinaCy

    CarolinaCy Well-Known Member

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    And then when you reach the age of 30, you'll realize that many people get to the top of the corporate ladder based on who they know, and not much else.
     
  13. djkent01

    djkent01 Well-Known Member

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    I learned that on an online dating site the description of "a few extra pounds" flat out means she's fat. Same goes for "I'm not a size two". Women LIE!
     
  14. Tailg8er

    Tailg8er Well-Known Member

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    GAP coverage is good..

    Bought a car at the end of Sept 2012. Thanksgiving night of the same year a drunk guy nailed it while parked on a street & somehow managed to drive off... So that was a fun holiday.
     
  15. boyd

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    How to trade currencies and how the national debt works, which few Americans understand.
     
  16. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    This one sounds bad and potentially felonious
     
  17. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    Learned as a senior in high school that you aren't invincible and drinking and driving is bad and will bite you in the ***.
     
  18. EnhancedFujita

    EnhancedFujita Well-Known Member

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    That OWI has a civil and criminal component. You can be under .08 and not be in trouble on the civil side, but the officer can still charge you criminally and put you in the drunk tank for the night. Also, don't mouth off to cops when you get pulled over for OWI but your still sober.
     
  19. SerenityNow

    SerenityNow Well-Known Member

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    If you're dared to pee on an electric fence, don't take the dare. Even if it's a triple dog dare.
     
  20. MeanDean

    MeanDean Well-Known Member

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    Pepperoni pizza is delicious, but when consumed after 8:00 PM it can cause severe heartburn to a sleeping, slightly overweight, middle-aged man.

    I've learned this several times, but still sometimes I relearn it all over again.
     

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