Roads are a pleasure to drive on, on most days. At other times you will encounter the driver from hell that will just throw you off the deep end. There are ways and means to deal with these drivers.
What is a bad driver?
To deal with them you have to understand what they are. There are many different types of bad drivers. There are the speedsters that are hell bent on breaking every speed limit ever set. This is either because they are in a rush or impatient, or they want to show off how fast their cars can go. Then there are those who keep going from one lane to another, which can be dangerous in bad weather. Then there are the really slow road hogs that keep traffic up, and those that overuse their hooters and sirens. The ultimate bad driver has got to be the drunk driver, who could easily be a combination of bad drivers all in one.
If you encounter a bad driver, make sure that you stay away from them. There is no use trying to confront them. They won’t change their bad driving just because another car approached them. It is even worse to try and compete with them because this will just get you into an accident. Give way for them when they come speeding past, or stay in the slow lane if they are determined to race to the finish.
Don’t be a hero
Many drivers feel that if they confront the car they will stop driving badly. The truth is this will only end badly for you. Your car may be damaged far beyond just a few dents and broken lights. You must remember that this isn’t the live version of a video game where you can just head over and fix things. You could end up injured.
Get the law involved
Bad drivers pose a risk to hundreds of people on the roads and it is just matter of time before they lead to destruction or even death. It is your duty to report them to the local authorities. You have to provide your name, location, the nature of the offence, the type of car and plate number, as well as any unique identifying marks. Don’t try and get involved any more, it is up to the police to take it further and decide what to do.
Everyone goes through the teenage phase and more often than not it is filled with all sorts of problems. During this phase teens are trying to figure out who they are and where they fit into the world. They try different things and often get into trouble as a result of their impulsiveness. If you are dealing with a troubled teen then there are ways to curb the problem.
Just a phase?
Sure, the teenage years are just a phase in life where self discovery takes place. This view on the teen years has lead to many parents dismissing problems thinking that this phase will only last a few years and not have a lasting impact on their kids. The truth is that whatever happens, good or bad, resonates through their lives forever. You have to be there to ensure your child grows up to be responsible in later life by instilling good morals and values in them.
Some parents don’t communicate with their children because they aren’t sure how to. Most just dismiss their children’s moods as it being a typical teen phase. Without communication you will never really know what’s going on. Make an effort to find out why they are angry all the time, why they say that they hate you and why they are experimenting with drugs. If you find they aren’t comfortable speaking to you, then you can get a third party involved.
Spend quality time together
Your kids are just like any other person in the world. Once you spend more time with them you will get to know them better. This creates the sort of safe relationship where they will feel that they can talk to you without you getting mad at them. This doesn’t mean that you have to act like a teen or feel like one too. This also doesn’t mean treating them like kids. Allow them some freedom to explore and don’t rule with an iron fist. Spending time together doesn’t mean an entire day at the mall together. This could be family dinner, grocery shopping or cooking together.
Ask for help
Your child doesn’t spend on their time at home. The next best place to go is to school. If they are seriously troubled and their behavior has changed talk to their teacher and find out what has happened. You will be surprised at how much they pick up during class.
Drug addiction is not an issue to be taken lightly and it is a very real and serious part of many people’s lives. Not only does it affect the addict themselves, but it also has an impact on their family and friends. There are rehab centres and clinic that aim to help but sadly this doesn’t always work. If you are struggling with having a drug addict in your life there are ways and means to manage.
Most people are afraid of things because they don’t understand what it is all about. In order to deal with a drug addict you have to understand what it is that they are involved with and how it has affected them. Get involved with campaigns that deal with drug awareness and education. Know what the common drugs are in your area and get a list of what the addict has used. By knowing more about each one you can better understand its effect. This will also help later on when it comes time to wonder whether they are using again.
Don’t take it lightly
Sure, people experiment with drugs at parties, but this doesn’t mean that it is something to be taken lightly. These “experiments” are often the beginnings of a full blown addiction. If you find them doing drugs for whatever reason make sure you address it with the seriousness that it deserves. It is best to nip this before it spirals out of control. Once someone is hooked it is extremely difficult for them to get back on track and stay clean.
Find the root cause
Most of the time people don’t just do drugs for the fun of it. At the root of many drug addictions is a serious problem. The first thing you have to do is look for the cause and try to resolve it. The most common problems have to do with broken homes, financial problems and relationship issues. For younger people it is peer pressure that gets them experimenting and becoming addicted. Some may even have a history of substance abuse, making it easier to fall into the trap all over again.
Drug abuse is a complex problem and few people can deal with it alone. You have to get help. This will involve therapy in individual sessions as well as group sessions. The family will also be called in to help facilitate the change and resolve problems.
When you were young you will have noticed that kids gave teachers gifts in a bid to be nice and courteous, but as you get older this practice is not viewed as such at all. Instead it is the mark of a teacher’s pet. These are people that do anything to get into the teacher’s good books so that they can further their academics. They can become downright annoying when they start to impact on your classroom experience.
Identifying the teacher’s pet
Sometimes who you may think is a teacher’s pet is just an all round nice student who does well in their work in their own right. There are some ways to identify whether they are actually teacher’s pet. They are always looking to impress the teacher by asking endless amounts of questions or always making insightful comments. These pets look for every gap they can get to spend time with the teacher. They are often involved in the teacher’s personal affairs, which extends beyond the realm of professionalism. The teacher’s pet always does special favours for the teacher or gives them gifts. End of year gifts are not uncommon, but to give a gift to a teacher for no reason is clearly dodgy.
Ignoring the teacher’s pet
There are a number of students in the class so it will be easy to just ignore the teacher’s pet. If someone wants to impress the teacher for whatever reason it is their choice. Unless they are interfering with you somehow then you should just ignore them. Focus on your work and do what is necessary to achieve. The teacher’s pet will get their just rewards and you will find that after a while they will rely on impressing the teacher so much for their marks that they will start to slack academically.
There are some circumstances that warrant a confrontation. This includes instances where you feel that the teacher is giving them higher marks because of the special relationship that they have, if the rest of your class feels the same way, and if the teacher’s pet causes undue interruption of teaching in the class. When confronting teacher’s pet be polite but direct and explain how their actions are impeding on your academics. There is no need to get violent or aggressive. Trying it the nice way first is the best place to start to avoid a huge scandal.
There are few things worse than having your parents treat you like a child for the rest of your life. They have all sorts of rules about where you can and can’t go, who you can date, what you can where and when you can come home. Sometimes they are just looking out for you and other times they can be downright paranoid. Strict parents are no fun but there are ways to help curb the problem.
Don’t be immature about it
If you dig in your heels and become rebellious that would be behaving like a child and it would be no surprise then that your parents treat you as such. Don’t throw tantrums and slam your door, don’t use bad language and try your best not to talk back to them. These are all signs of disrespect and won’t get you any closer to being taken seriously. If they don’t bow to your every whim like you are used to them doing don’t get so emotional. Instead try and see where they are coming from.
Communication is key
One of the biggest problems when it comes to parents and their children is communication. There are different ways to communicate but choose one so that you can get your views across and get why your parents are doing what they are. If you feel you can’t calmly sit down and talk to them without blowing up then sit and write a letter. Explain your situation and your concerns. This way you can keep yourself from saying anything out of anger. A family meeting may be useful if you have brothers or sisters who are close to your age and have similar issues. This will give everyone a platform to make their voices heard without arguing.
Meeting your parents halfway doesn’t mean that you are giving into their every command. It just means that you are being responsible enough to behave in a manner that you both see fit. If you are going out for example, agree to have your phone on and check in with them regularly. If you have done something wrong then acknowledge it and suggest being grounded. This shows that you are willing to take responsibility for your wrongs and they will see you as a more mature individual. Another thing you can do is give them a chance to get to know and trust your friends.
Gang members are everywhere and with them come unsavoury practices like crimes and vandalism. Getting rid of them would mean getting rid of a small bit of crime as well as graffiti on the walls. This ultimately makes the world a better place in which to live and leaves citizens feeling safe on the street. Getting rid of gang members has never been an easy task but it is indeed possible.
The people in power
The people in power are responsible for the decisions that affect how you live and work. In this case it is up to the politicians to come to the table. They are elected and put into power by the people and it is only right to look out for and protect the people at large. More laws and regulations need to be put into place to deal with gangs. More gang members should be arrested and jailed for the crimes that they commit. Prisons should not be made to be mini holiday resorts. There shouldn’t be cable and other lovely amenities of luxury lives while good people are suffering.
People need to be educated about gangs. This is particularly important for children, as they are often the targets of gangs to one day become members. Children need to know what gangs are all about and what the pros and cons of being in one are. This could be done through programs during or after school by reformed gang members or policemen. This will make these programs more real and interesting to the children.
With anti-gang initiatives it is not only the people on power that can have a say on how gangs are dealt with. With these campaigns communities are encouraged to get actively involved in the fight against gangs by monitoring the law enforcement agencies. With the help of new technology and partnerships with other groups in the area, more hotspots have been located and more gang members have been arrested.
Families are important when it comes to ridding the streets of gangs. Many gang members have families who they love and get direction from .It is up to their family members to try and help them find the right path and leave these gangs. Families should instill good values in their children from a young age and teach their children about the dangers that come with being in a gang.
Many people have affairs these days for a number of reasons. Some do it for fun, while others do it because they are unhappy in their relationships. No matter which way you look at it, it is still wrong and it is a slap in the face to your partner. Instead of unraveling and turning into a soap opera you can get rid of it as soon as it arises.
Put a label on your relationship
Sometimes people get their signals crossed and assume that they are officially in a relationship with someone while the other person thinks it is an open relationship. Thankfully with marriages the boundaries are pretty clear cut. Always make sure you know what your status is and where you stand with the other person. This ensures that you both know it is wrong to have affairs and would then be grounds for ending the relationship.
Fact or suspicion?
Sometimes you can have a feeling that your partner is having an affair and at other times it is just paranoia. The only way to tell the difference is by getting evidence that will prove your theory. You may want to hire a private investigator, from which you will get video or audio recordings. Incriminating evidence like lipstick stains, another person’s cologne or perfume, and expensive gifts they can’t afford, are often warming signs that there is something afoot. While feelings may not be admissible in court as evidence, if you have been with your partner long enough you will know them well enough to be able to pick up signs that they are being unfaithful.
If you find out that your partner is indeed having an affair then the ultimate question would be whether they want to be with you or the other person. If you can find it in your heart to take them back then they must make this decision. It may be a while before you start trusting them again.
It can be hard to let go from a relationship especially when you have given everything to this person. If they have been having an affair it shows you that they don’t love you as they should and they don’t respect the sanctity of your relationship. The best thing to do is to move on and find somebody who will treat you better. There is no reason in the world to put up with a cheating partner.
We have all had crushes at some point in our lifetimes and it is easy to understand how you just can’t get enough of the object of your affection. Sometimes crushes are great and it gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling inside and it’s great if your crush likes you back. The problem comes in where you fall for somebody who you can’t be with. The good news is that if you have a crush you want to get rid of you can.
A crush is a crush is a crush
A crush is great to have when it involves light feelings and butterflies, and it is important to remember that it is just a crush. Some people start to obsess over their crushes or confuse those feelings with deep and undying love. This can be detrimental to your own emotional well being and can lead you to do things that you wouldn’t otherwise have done, just to get your crush’s attention. So as long as you aren’t acting on your feelings then you should be fine.
Let it be
You can’t control how you feel and more often than not it is not good to try and bury it because it will just manifest in other ways. Having a crush is normal and the best thing to do is to let it run its course and it will subside eventually. You may even decide to have a friendship with your crush and get to know them better. You may even end up with a new friend.
When is it wrong?
Not all crushes are sweet and innocent, and there are a number of occasions where it should not exist. If you are already in a relationship then you will do best to forget about the person you think you may have a crush on. Similarly if your crush is already in a relationship you shouldn’t try and mess that up for your own needs. If the crush is taking up way too much of your time or if you are obsessing about them then it is definitely wrong.
Get to know other people
You met your crush by networking and socialising, and it is the perfect way to get rid of them. Hang out and meet new people. This may lead to a good distraction or it may even lead you to a whole new crush that you can pursue a relationship with.
The amount of hair you have depends largely on the hormones in your body. People have different opinions on hair and some people like a lot while others prefer no hair. Some people have a little and others have it coming out of their ears. If you suffer from ear hair then you can get rid of it.
Cutting is the easiest way to get rid of your ear hair. If you have never used this method before then you should do so with extreme caution to prevent injury to your ears. If you can, get somebody else to do it for you. It is best to use a sharp pair of scissors with a blunt nose. Make sure it is small enough to not risk damaging the rest of your ear. You can choose to trim it or simply remove all the ones that are sticking out. You should always try this method before you try others.
There are electric razors that are designed specifically for ear hair removal. They are much smaller than traditional razors but big enough to handle properly. Tweezing can be dangerous and can lead to you damaging your eardrum, so it is best to investing a razor. This may seem expensive at first but since you will be using it regularly it is worth it.
Laser hair removal has long been used to remove hair from all parts of the body. What happens is that a laser gets directly to your hair follicle and destroys it. This prevents new hair from growing. This is better than both cutting and shaving because with these methods you are just always shortening the hair and never getting rid of it. You will have to go for a number of sessions to ensure you get rid of all your hair. This is much more expensive than any other method but it means that you will never have to worry about ear hair ever again.
Chemical hair removal is also another great way of removing hair. Because there are chemicals involved it is by no means risk free. The chemicals in the cream are safe for use in the outside of your ear but they should never be allowed to reach the inside. Further than this some people may be sensitive to the cream. You should always test this out by first using some on a small section to watch for any adverse reaction.
If you own a restaurant your goal is to make money and at the same time allow people to enjoy what you have to offer them. You have probably had those occasions where you just can’t get rid of customers who have been hanging around without buying much. This takes away from all the revenue you may have gotten from other people and also keeps other people from coming to dine at your place. There are a few things you can do to get rid of them.
One of the best things to do is keep your cool and be polite. The last thing you want is a scandal and an article in the paper ruining your restaurant’s reputation. The way you deal with customers will depend on why you want them to leave in the first place. If they are too noisy then remind them that they also need to consider and respect the other customers. If they are just sitting and not ordering anything you can inform them that the seats are for paying customers only. If they are spending too long at the tables then tell them there are other customers waiting to be seated.
Have some rules
There are many coffee shops who have been victim to loiterers that spoil the experience of other loyal customers. What you should do is put up a list of rules somewhere in the store. This doesn’t have to be a one-to-ten list of do’s and don’ts. Instead it can be a friendly reminder about courtesy and the shops’ policy. Ensure that these signs are easy visible and simple enough for anyone to get the hint. This way you can simply point to the sign should you have any issues with customers who won’t leave.
Focus on those who buy
Whether you run a restaurant or a gift store you will always have those who are just looking and those who are spending their money. Although it is only fair to focus on all the customers that enter your store, it is best to focus more on those who are actually buying something. If browsers change their mind they can always approach you for help. This means that you won’t waste time on those who don’t intend buying anything at all. Times are tough so this is one way to ensure you get the most out of your business.