Here’s a light-hearted list of do’s and don’ts that has been floating around the internet for years, and was surely pinned to a number of fridges and bulletin boards prior to that (if you would like to do so as well, click the source link at the bottom of the article — there’s a PDF available for download there).
Anyone with children will be very familiar with it, whether they’ve read it before or not, and even those without will undoubtedly recognize just how easily these simple rules could be applied to the “adult” world as well.
It doesn’t matter what age you are, where you are on the planet, or what you’re doing, where there are humans, these “12 Golden Rules” apply.
If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it up.
If you break it, admit it.
If you can’t fix it, call in someone who can.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you value it, take care of it.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.
If you don’t know how to operate it, leave it alone.
If it’s none of your business, don’t ask questions.