Golden Rules of Travel
Posted on 2009-10-19 10:01:00
Grandma's Golden Rule of Travel: Always go to the bathroom whenever one is available.
Grandpa's Golden Rule of Travel: Don't back up more than you have to. (this is more of a driving rule)
I am proud to present
My Golden Rule of Travel: Always pack boxers and sleep pants, no matter what the temperature is outside.
This rule has served me well :-)
Comment from wildrice13:
My mother's rule regarding backing up is strictly opposite, and I've found hers to make more sense. "Always use all the space you safely can while backing up."
I actually run across this often, but here's a couple cases:
1) Turning around, out of a parking spot, etc, people often make 2 or 3 (or 6!) reverses and forwards to get out of a tight spot because they barely back up at all. I understand being scared of hitting the car behind you, but a good driver is more aware of the dimensions of their car, uses their mirrors, and reduces that awkward (and annoying for those around) Austin Powers moments.
2) Backing out of a driveway. Just yesterday a neighbor backed out of a parking spot into the wrong lane of the road. If she'd backed further, to the correct side of the road, I could have continued on. On a busy road, it wouldn't be safe to do that (of course, then you'd just back into the nearest lane of traffic and make a U). But on a small residential road, it makes sense to back all the way to the side of the road you want to travel on and go from there. To do otherwise creates a confusing situation, causing delays at best and danger at worst.
I *fully* agree with Grandma's rule, though ;D
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