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Stuff You Should Know About Stuff by Tripp Crosby
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√ "Please Lock the Door of the 'Onesy'"

That means, the one-person rest room. Brilliant comic to accompany that behavior tip.

That little gem of a tip pretty much sets the tone for this funny book. Lots of cute tips--a lot are common sense, but some not so common. The writing resembles that of Scott Adams ("Dilbert.") Lots of snarky cracks. Here are some of my favorites:

♦ "You're the only one who cares about your new ringtone." Ouch!

♦ On presentations, "Please refrain from going through a long list of facts one by one." (Of course, this tip is presented vertically.)

♦ "Husband's honest opinion of dinner shall remain supressed until at least twenty-four hours after wife has asked."

Perhaps the funniest section is on when "spanking" another man is allowed. If you are in baseball uniforms okay, if in suits, not okay. Also, "Only spank in a moment of praise." And "Only Spank Once."

There are also guidelines for when men are allowed to hug other men. There are special rules that allow for expressions such as "Great to see you man, it's been a while," versus "Farewell, man." In this latter case, a farewell hug is okay, but "just make sure it happens at the last possible second... hug then get the hell out of there."

√ Well, you get the idea. All in all, a funny book that is a cute way to pass the time. Not a deep book, but would did you expect from a book that begins with restroom door-locking etiquette?
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September 8, 2014 – Shelved

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