People who break the rules lead short, interesting lives.
Rule One - "Avoid crowds." - Remus
Rule Two: - "When disaster strikes, be somewhere else." - Commander Zero
All The Rules:
The best way to handle any potentially injurious encounter is: Don’t be there. Arrange to be somewhere else. Don’t go to stupid places. Don’t associate with stupid people. Don’t do stupid things.
Crowds of any kind, particularly those with an agenda, such as political rallies, demonstrations, picket lines, etc are good examples of “stupid places.” Any crowd with a high collective energy level harbors potential catastrophe. To a lesser degree, bank buildings, hospital emergency rooms, airports, government buildings, and bars (particularly crowded ones) fall into the same category. All should be avoided. When they can’t be avoided, we should make it a practice to spend only the minimum time necessary there and then quickly get out. - John Farnam, 19 March 2003 notesVisit that last, and RTWT.
And BRM's post.
If common sense proves unattractive to you, I'll see you at work in the E.R.
Probably on the night shift.
If you're lucky enough to make it that far.
Remember, nothing is as funny at the Pearly gates, or in court at 9AM Monday Morning, as it was at 2AM Saturday night.
Whatever you do in life, invest it wisely. Don't squander it for a side-trip to Dumbassville.
And try not to enter the afterlife with a stupidly surprised look on your face.