The Friday Five 7.26.19
10 “polite” things we do at restaurants that actually do not help at all
When you have a great server at a restaurant, you want to do what you can to help them out in return, in addition to leaving a great tip. But for anyone who has worked in the food service industry, you know that there is a method to the madness and sometimes what guests think is “polite” turns out to have the opposite effect. This list of 10 things to avoid doing at restaurants will help you decipher the difference, like stacking up the dishes (you could ruin their system), taking a drink off a tray in order to “give the waitress a hand” causing the whole thing to be thrown off balance, or being overly conversational which takes time away from her other tables. Who knew?!
Introducing your child to chores in a way that sparks initiative
If you want your child to grow up to be a productive part of society, they must learn that nothing in life is handed over – work must be done in order to reap a reward. Chore are a perfect way to help teach this lesson, except sometimes it can be like pulling teeth to get the kids to cooperate. This list of 22 chore ideas for every type of child is an extremely helpful guide to assist families in finding the right way to introduce kids to chores in a way that helps them enjoy what they are doing so they want to do more. Tapping into your child’s creative side by asking them to decorate the dinner table and allowing your gadget-loving child to use kitchen tools are just a couple of our favorites.
Social Host Liability Parents who host parties for underage drinkers risk more than just their kids’ safety
In certain circumstances, the “social host” rule could apply if someone under the age of 18 was served alcohol at a house party and then got behind the wheel and caused a wreck. Adults who were aware of the consumption of alcohol by minors at their home as well as older siblings who purchase alcohol for their younger brothers or sisters will often be held responsible. This is a very scary to consider, for more than one reason. Not only is it dangerous for anyone to drink and drive, regardless of age, but so many other innocent people are affected when an intoxicated person gets behind the wheel. In addition, buying a couple of cases of beer for your little brother to consume at home could easily snowball out of control if he shares the alcohol with someone else who leaves and wrecks – big brother could be held accountable and face jail time, hefty fines, and civil lawsuits.
Premier CPR is the best place in Houston to learn CPR and other life-saving skills
From babysitting certification courses to on-site lessons for the entire office on first aid, Premium CPR offers it all. In our field, we hear about scary situations all the time: an accident happened, and someone needed help, but no one knew what to do. Learning life-saving skills early on can not only allow you to be calm if and when someone needs you, but you truly could save someone’s life. Cynthia Stubbins, owner and founder of Premium CPR, visited our office and taught us all basic training and we now feel comfortable at work and at home, especially around the pool. To learn more about how Premium CPR can help your family or business, call 832-370-1662 or visit www.premiumcpr.com.
Use Google Translate’s camera feature to understand foreign signs, menus
Google Translate is one of my favorite apps, probably because I am one of the few people in our large circle of family and friends who cannot speak Spanish. My Spanglish is OK, but I still depend on help, which is why Google Translate’s new feature is so cool. All you have to do is use the camera to hover over a word and the app will translate the text for you. This is super helpful for restaurant menus and signs since you don’t have to re-type what is already written.