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Single guy’s code

  • singleIf you’ve known a man for more than 24 hours, you can’t date his sister.
  • Unless he murdered someone in your immediate family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 24 hours.
  • The minimum amount of time you are required to wait for a guy is 5 minutes. The maximum is 6 minutes.
  • You can exaggerate any tale told to your pals by 50 percent but no more.
  • Two men should never share an umbrella.
  • With a 12-hour notice, a friend can borrow anything you own, unless it’s something that’s considered lucky.
  • No guy is ever required to buy a birthday gift for another guy. He’s not required to remember the date either.
  • You must offer sincere condolences over the death of your girlfriend’s cat even if you don’t like cats.
  • When approaching guys watching a game on TV, you can ask the score, but you can’t ask who’s playing.
  • Friends don’t let friends wear Speedos. Ever.
  • It’s OK to take the last Pizza or beverage, but not both. That’s mean.

Unusual cellphone rings called distracting

cell-phoneThe temperature of the workplace was people’s top complaint for many years. In the same location, some said it was too hot and other workers said it was too cold. Fortunately, some thought the temperature was just right.
Very few people think the ringing of someone’s cellphone is just right. In a study by workforce solutions firm Randstad USA, unusual rings were named as workers’ number one pet peeve.
Randstad reports that many rings are particularly obnoxious like fire engine sirens, a fog horn, or a child’s voice crying out. Many people have several rings to identify various callers such as parents, friends, and spouses.
With so many ringtones available online, it shouldn’t be difficult to pick one that doesn’t drive co-workers and customers to distraction. According to M:Metrics, a Seattle-based research firm, 19.8 million mobile-phone users downloaded ringtones in one recent month. About half of them were employed full time.
Part of the problem is with more open workspaces. Some companies pipe “white sound” into open areas to reduce noise. Another factor is the increased number of young people who have grown up with cellphones.
Most organizations require that phones be set on vibrate during meetings and when talking with customers.
We should remember that discretion is best when choosing a ringtone. Consider what bosses and co-workers will think when your phone rings.