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False Sayings

On another site I saw a bit about how, “The customer is always right”, is just plain wrong. I had been taught that as well and soon found out just how wrong it truly was.

Remembering that got me thinking about other things people assured me were truisms, but were not.

When soldering, “The bigger the blob, the better the job”.

“What you don’t know, can’t hurt you.” This only applies to someone saying something negative about you.

Someone demanding to be updated with, “Only good news.”, is unrealistic.

“Super glue will fix anything.”

“WD40 will lubricate everything.”

“Blue LocTite will temporarily secure any fastener; while still allowing that fastener to be easily removed.”

“Use a lot of thermal compound.”

You can’t have a bad day, “If you don’t let it be one”.

“If you don’t worry, there will be nothing to worry about”.

“You can control your emotions.” is incorrect. However, you can try to control your reactions.

Lastly, the “five second rule” for food dropped on the floor.

What incorrect things were you taught?

Enjoy the light show - LedTed

Edited by: LedTed on 07/14/2022 - 03:29
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This hurts me more than it hurts you.

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sb56637 wrote:
Common sense.” Wink

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“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain

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My mom was wrong too. I’m still not blind.

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bobvoeh wrote:
My mom was wrong too. I’m still not blind.

lol
Ditto.
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Now where’s the fun in that?

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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That which does not destroy makes you stronger.
Yeah, Right, clearly said by someone who has not been destroyed – never to fully recover…

Violence never solved anything.
Other than stopping countless wars of aggression, madmen determined to do mayhem or genocide…

If you don’t eat your vegetables, you won’t grow up big and strong.
I didn’t – and at 6’3” there’s no telling how big I could have gotten.

Same with – Don’t drink coffie as a child – it will stunt your growth…
Did that too – I could have been another Shak.

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Oh and I’m not blind – yet…

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Quote:
Violence never solved anything.

Classic. Good one.

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Rusty Joe wrote:
bobvoeh wrote:
My mom was wrong too. I’m still not blind.

lol
Ditto.

Make that 3!(or 4 actually, missed you, Jeff) Silly LOL!

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Money can’t buy Happiness.
No, it can’t. The “Happiness” is not for sale.
But with enough $$ I can buy a 130’ yacht named “The Next Best Thing”
And pull up and anchor right next to “Happiness” in Monaco.
I’ll hardly notice the difference….

Forgot who said it but:
“Ive been rich and I’ve been poor.”
“Rich is better”

All the Best,
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“Everything happens for a reason.”
Usually because someone !@#$ up.

Live every day like it’s your last.
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today
Tell that to the windows and offspring you leave penny-less.

Whoever said:
Honesty is the best policy
Has clearly never been asked the question:
“Does this dress make me look fat?”

All the Best,
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3 things:

1. regarding jeff51 above….maybe “tell the truth and run” (Slavic?) is appropriate.

2. look before you leap/he who hesitates is lost…and other contradictions.

3. my choice for the #1 False Sayings: the squeaky wheel gets the grease. (nope. it gets replaced)

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“I’m not too drunk to drive.”

No excuse for this these days with rideshares, free taxis, designated drivers, etc. Seems my kids take this pretty seriously, but it was different with past generations.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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“You get what you pay for”

Because the more expensive option is always better, right?

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manithree wrote:
“You get what you pay for”

Because the more expensive option is always better, right?


Doesn’t quite fit around these parts, does it?

Keep your nose in the wind and your eyes along the skyline.
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manithree wrote:

“You get what you pay for”

Because the more expensive option is always better, right?

Yeah, I've always hated that saying.

When I was in high school, I had a Business teacher that recommended Consumer Reports.

I subscribed to the magazine and found out there are plenty of high-quality low-price items out there in the world.

You do have to do your research, though, to find the best deals.  :BEER:

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It will only sting a little.

And a favorite of my dads when trying to get me to eat everything on my plate or some obnoxious food like substance..

People overseas would give their right arm to eat that.

Didn’t believe it when I was 7, still don’t today.

If you try work or try hard enough, you can do (or be) anything you want…
Ok, so if I practice hard enough and try really hard – I can beat Tiger at golf?

All the Best,
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Trust me…

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Jeff51 for the win. Pardon my spelling but my eyesight……

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“Anduril is a good Ui.”
Thumbs Up Well done.

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