Friday the 13th Guide for August 2021

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Beware the Epic Fail


We have only one Friday the 13th in year 2021.
  • August

A Short Friday the 13th Guide

  • Beware the power of suggestion; if not yours, then others.
  • Beware the powers of coincidence.
  • Inspect those car tires before driving to work today.
  • Ambiguously timed yellow light? Today you choose to stop.
  • Beware idiot drivers. 
  • Beware idiot pedestrians.
  • An out-of-sorts coworker or boss? Unobtrusive avoidance is the key.
  • Someone wants to talk politics or religion with you today? Best to avoid that.
  • An email attachment from a stranger? Best not to click that.
  • Making a spontaneous, online post or email? Maybe reread before firing off that critter.
  • Computer doing anything weird? Virus/malware scanning time.
  • Feeling overly optimistic? Feeling overly pessimistic? Either way, extra thought prior to action is not a bad idea.
  • Engaging a service provider? Always check the BBB and Yelp reviews first.
  • A strange telephone solicitor has called you? Hang up. Well, actually you should always do that anyway; come to think of it, that pretty much applies to everything on this list.
  • And welcome to the second year of the pandemic. Doing all the COVID safety suggestions really is a good idea. As for masks, if not wearing one, at least have one hanging around your neck so as to be available for wear if needed. However, I've seen people wearing masks in their car when they are alone; that is admittedly a bit much.

Have a safe Friday the 13th this August. Our country continues to be a royal mess, re: the pandemic, politics, economy, civil unrest, and more. Expectations are that things will eventually be much better. but these are wild times and no one really knows.

And then there is that thing called entropy; here are the top 10 ways entropy messes with us. It is not pretty, but that's the way it is; at least it is presented in a somewhat humorous light. Well worth the read and helps put things in perspective.

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1 comment:

  1. Friday the 13th doesn't scare me. In fact, I think I'll walk under a ladder while carrying broken mirror pieces and stepping on all the cracks! LOL

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