There are few unwritten rules in life that SEEM like common sense, but everyone violates them anyway. Like letting people exit elevators or restaurants before you go in . . . and if you're not passing someone, GET OUT OF THE LEFT LANE.
Check out six unwritten rules in life that everyone SHOULD follow . . . but nobody does.
1. If you finish the coffee, make more.
2. If a car stops for you to cross the street, hustle a little.
3. Don't ask people how much they paid for things. It makes them uncomfortable, and it's a boring conversation anyway.
4. Wipe down equipment at the gym when you're done.
5. Never ask a pregnant woman when she's due, touch her belly without asking, or say, "You're huge!"
6. If someone looks bad in a photo, do NOT tag them on Facebook. (News.com.au)
Everything's digital now, and people keep notes on their cell phones. So sometimes it's hard to even find a piece of scrap paper to jot something down. Still, this guy should have tried harder.
Last Thursday, 30-year-old Chris Fulton walked into a bank near Oklahoma City and handed one of the tellers a note that said, quote, "You know what to do or we all DIE." Then he ran out empty-handed when he thought the teller set off a silent alarm.
Now, it's not clear if Chris even had a gun on him. But what WAS clear was that the piece of paper he'd written the note on was actually a PERSONAL CHECK.
And he'd used a pen to scratch out the name and numbers on it. But when cops looked at it closely, they COULD make out the information.
The next day, Chris turned himself in after he saw a security camera photo of himself in the paper. And he claims he doesn't even remember doing it . . . because he'd been up for four days straight doing METH.
But even if he hadn't admitted to it, police would have found him. Because it turns out it was one of his MOM'S checks, which he'd stolen. He's being charged with first-degree robbery.
It may seem like KACEY MUSGRAVES came out of nowhere, but she's been performing since she was a little kid.
She says, quote, "My sisters and I would wear white button-ups and red bandanas, and we would stroll the stockyards and sing old country songs with this group of kids. We were called the Buckaroos."
And she kept at it even through the awkward high school years. She says, quote, "I remember being in 9th and 10th grade and being like, 'Mom, nobody thinks this is cool at my age. I'm such a nerd.'
"I'd be hanging out with friends, and then on the weekends, I'm wearing a 10-gallon hat and fringe and I'm yodeling. I was such a freak."
It paid off when she grew up and learned how to put that awkward pain into her songwriting. She says, quote, "Looking back now, the things I thought were dorky; I grab inspiration and elements of that. I'm really glad I had that."
It was a couple of years ago when TAYLOR SWIFT wrote and recorded a song called "Ronan", which was inspired by a blog post written by the mom of a four-year-old cancer patient. Taylor promised to donate all the proceeds.
Well, the V Foundation for Cancer Research announced they're receiving $100,000 from sales of the song.
KEITH URBAN is selling his own line of graphic T-shirts. Each one will cost you 60 bucks, but he IS giving some of it back.
The company making them has a factory in Haiti and they invest 50% of the profits into the employees, families and local communities.
You can check 'em out at ByKeithUrban.com. Click on the "By Keith Urban Collection" button to see the shirts.
Michael Breach is an artist, or more accurately, a coffee artist. Check out his collection, including his recent coffee depictions of Oscar nominees, at Baristart.tumblr.com.