Don’t read while eating.
Don’t eat while on the computer.
Don’t step out in the sun between noon and 4.
Don’t have more than 2 cups of coffee a day.
(Have more than 4)
Read somewhere that people give advice because they don’t want it any more. I, for sure, do all those don’ts. And I’m still waiting for hell and brimstone to shower down on me because I ate ice-cream when I had a cold or took my glasses off with one hand only.
Besides, who are the ‘they’ who make the ‘don’ts’? In many parts of Kerala, for example, a burp after a meal is a sign that will get the hostess delirious with joy, since she assumes she’s filled you to the brim. A compliment to the chef really! And anywhere else in the world, the burp is a sign of impeccably bad manners. ‘They’ who said please burp vs ‘They’ who said don’t.
So, here goes, my own list of Don’ts.
Don’t skip the chocolate. Being happy is way better than being thin.
Don’t talk politely to your kids. They’re gonna walk all over you. Scream at them till they listen, and then hug them.
Don’t bother about crumbs in bed. Munch in bed and then dust out the sheets.
Don’t wait for a good-hair/ no-rain day to meet a friend. Jump at any chance.
Don’t waste your day cleaning up. Read a book, check facebook, go shopping. Clean up tomorrow!
Don’t forget to post your comment. Even if you don’t agree.