Simple thread. List ten rules that you follow in your own life. Put some thought into it. My rules may have come out preachier than I wanted them too, so don't think that I am telling you how to live your life. These are just rules that I try to follow because they work for me. YMMV.
1. Whenever you meet or are introduced to someone new, (male or female) look them in they eye and give them a firm handshake. Firm is important, but make sure you aren't trying to be a jackass and crush their hand. Say "Hello, X. It's nice to meet you." Nod. Remember their name.
2. Don't call a girl sooner than three days after you get a number. Three days (or more) later, call sometime in the early evening. If she doesn't answer or respond to your message, wait a day until calling again. If you don't receive a return call after three tries, she is not interested and you should never call her again.
3. At the grocery store: Shop for dry/canned goods first, fresh produce second, and frozen foods last. When checking out, place cans, gallons of milk/juice, and other uncrushables on the conveyor belt first. Place things that are softer after that and anything easily crushed after that. It makes it easier for the baggers.
4. On tipping: the 15% rule is bupkis. If you tip $1.50 on a $10 tab, you are a cheap bastard and your server hates you. If your service was good, leave at least $3-$4 on a small tab. For larger tabs, 15% is the absolute minimum for even half-assed service. I try to tip as well as possible, and $10 on a $35 bill would be about par for the course for me. At the bar, $1/drink is as low as you should go.
5. Cigarettes are okay if you only smoke when you drink. Unless you drink in the morning.
6. Exercise at least once a week, even only if it involves walking around the block for twenty minutes. Seriously, if you skip Dharma & Greg just once a week, you can do wonders for your health. If you can do more than that, alternate aerobic exercise (walking/jogging) days with anaerobic exercise (weight lifting/resistance training) days.
7. Take lots and lots of pictures. Save all of them. Your memory is not as good as you think it is, and you can learn good life lessons by just looking at old pictures and trying to remember what your thought process was back in the day. Realize what bad desicions you made back then and why, and avoid making the same mistakes.
8. Use correct spelling and grammar. Even on the internet.
9. Open doors for girls.
10. Always, always, always say please and thank you.