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Random rules of thumb

A bunch of “rules of thumb,” via Google, natch.

The best rule of thumb I always remember is from a book of the same name that’s probably out of print. I think of it every time I skulk around the house acting like a dissatisfied crank:

If you don’t know what you want, you probably need a nap.

Got a good, (non-dirty) rule of thumb to share?

Update 2005-02-16T11:11: Sharp-eyed GH noticed the wonderful Rules of Thumb books are available used on Amazon. Awesome.

Check out the comments for interesting background from the books' editor.

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No way, Vanderleun! I totally...

No way, Vanderleun! I totally had I & II and adored them both.

The amount of time you’ll wait in line at the bank is equal to the number of people ahead of you * 2.6

(Or something like that—it’s from memory)




An Oblique Strategy:
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