Rules for My Unborn Son
*If you’re good at something, never do it for free.
*Smile at pretty girls.
*Thank the bus driver.
*There’s no better remedy than a dip in the ocean.
*Always keep a good joke handy.
*Offer to carry a woman’s bags, especially your mother’s.
*Have a signature dish.
*Be cool to the younger kids; reputations are built over a lifetime.
*Ride in the front car of a roller coaster.
*You don’t get to choose your own nickname.
*Cellphones have amplifiers. There’s no need to raise your voice.
*Framing a poster does not make it valuable.
*All drinking challenges must be accepted.
*After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
*Be mindful of what comes between you and the earth. Buy good tires, good sheets, and good shoes.
*When excusing yourself from the table, you need not give a reason.
Boys need rules. One man’s instructions for raising a thoughtful, adventurous, honest, hardworking, self-reliant, well-dressed, well-read, well-mannered young gentleman.