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A dose of Zen

Contributed by Dave “Atoz” Stock

  1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either; just leave me the hell alone.
  2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tyre.
  3. It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbour’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.
  4. Don’t be irreplaceable; if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.
  5. No one is listening until you make a mistake.
  6. Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.
  7. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
  8. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
  9. It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
  10. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
  11. Before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.
  12. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
  13. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
  14. If you lend someone a tenner, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  15. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
  16. If you drink, don’t park; accidents cause people.
  17. Some days you are the fly, some days you are the windscreen.
  18. Don’t worry; it only seems kinky the first time.
  19. Good judgement comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.
  20. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
  21. Timing has a great deal to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
  22. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
  23. Duct tape is like the Force; it has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
  24. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
  25. Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your mouth is moving.
  26. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
  27. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

PG Author: Atoz

(aka Dave Stock:) the first person in the world to write to britishexpat.com, and probably the last to send in his biog. After a few useful one-off contributions, Atoz started his irregular A to Z of cultural icons. At the time of writing this, he's up to "O" - but there's still no sign of the biog. (Update - he still hadn't sent it in by the time he'd reached "Z"!)

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