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I was out of control with my thinking today at work, because now that my head phones are broken (again) that’s all I have to do. I think about things I wish other people had told me sometimes- really, really random stuff. Advice that you might use, or you might not. Here’s a list of some things I’ve been thinking of regarding a wide range of topics.
1) When sending important documents in the mail- always make sure you have a copy! Better yet, keep the original and send the copy. I can’t tell you how often I receive misdirected mail at work that has to be sent back to the post office and redelivered. Your mail could literally end up anywhere being read by anyone. It’s not likely, but it happens. And so it could definitely end up lost and never found! Keep copies and records of when you send things if they’re super important.
2) Buy food for planned meals only, and follow through. Nate and I are super guilty of wasting food. Sometimes we buy things without a plan in mind and a lot of the time we forget we even had it before it goes bad. We’re getting better but we still fail at this a lot.
3) If you’ve got a blog – believe that anyone could find it if they tried. Don’t write down anything anywhere ever that you wouldn’t be proud to see on the front page of a newspaper. This sounds dramatic but it’ll save you from embarrassing yourself if you really try to see it like that’s something that could happen. I wish I had thought about that when I was a teenager! My journals .. my blogs.. I was a ridiculous person. Haha.
4) Pretty much anything you put on the internet can be found again even if you delete it. Seriously.
5) If you work with copious amount of staples- don’t lay your ear buds on your desk. They’re magnetic and they will attract the staple into one of the tiny holes and it will penetrate the speaker. *shakes fist* I told you this was random advice.
6) Go to the doctor and stuff. Don’t be a hypochondriac, but seriously. People let all kind of things go that NEED to be checked out. I’m terrible at this. It’s like I still need my Mom to make my appointments and drive me to them or something. There’s a whole list of things both Nate and I have put off and that is BAD.
7) If you’re out on your own with your own health insurance- make sure you know it like the back of your hand. Health Insurance is a damn mess and if you don’t know what hospital is in your network, chances are when you actually need to go to hospital you wont have the time to be casually looking up that information. And if you have the misfortune to be in an ER situation or what not- make sure someone is questioning anyone who takes care of you as to whether or not they’re affiliated with your particular provider. For instance: if you have surgery, your anesthesiologist may not be in your network .. in a hospital that is in your network! That makes no sense but it happens. And if you have tests run at a doctors office, make sure to ask where they will be sending them to be tested and if the lab is in your network. It’s absolutely insane, but this is how people end up paying a crap ton of money out of pocket.
Okay.. I think this was all random enough. I’m starting to get hungry so I’m out of strange information for now! =)