PROTIP of the Day: How Not to Get Stuck with Someone That Sucks

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PROTIP of the Day: How Not to Get Stuck with Someone That Sucks
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Situating yourself in the right spot in a group setting is a lot more important than you might think, says San Francisco designer Alex Cornell:

One of the most complex social situations you will encounter is the 45 seconds that elapse while deciding where to sit for dinner at a restaurant. Your choice should appear natural, unbiased and haphazard if executed properly. Timing is everything. These 45 seconds determine how enjoyable your next 2 hours will be. Once the pieces start to fall into place and people take their seats, your choices narrow. People sit, seemingly at random, and if you don't take the appropriate measures, you're inevitably stuck at the least interesting end of the table.

PROTIP of the Day: How to Quickly Get Through a Border Patrol Checkpoint

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Redditor Bodmon shares this tip on the fastest way to get through a border patrol checkpoint, which actually turns out to be a missionary outreach video submitted by Arizona Baptist preacher Steven L. Anderson.

Crashing News of the Day

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Crashing News of the Day: Reporter gets scoop on car crash thanks to being on the air as it happened behind her.

Also, protip for the anchorwoman: Wait until you're sure no one's dead before cracking a joke. And even then, don't.

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PROTIP of the Day

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PROTIP of the Day: When entering an elevator with a dog, make sure you've actually entered the elevator with a dog.

(BTW, according to the video's description, the pooch is perfectly fine.)

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PROTIP of the Day

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PROTIP of the Day: If you're going to mug someone, make sure they're not mixed-martial artists.

Better still -- don't mug people.

24-year-old Anthony Miranda, a convicted felon, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm after a botched attempt to mug an unidentified vict