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What NOT to do with a Post-It note

Tip #1 Do not leave a Post-It note on your dashboard to remind you to call Austin Driving School to schedule driving hours for your daughter, who has been old enough (since July) to get her driver's license, but has never scheduled a single appointment on her own to get her driving hours in.

Reason: When driving your SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD child to early morning seminary, and observing that something is not quite right with your car, which is being sluggish as you attempt to accelerate, then finally cluing in what the problem is after dropping her off, removing the sticky note, that has been covering the fuel level.

How embarrassing. The last time I ran out of gas, I think I was in high school. Thank goodness for RuthAnn and Gustavo and their five-gallon gas can. My car is running fine now.

What tips do you have for what NOT to do with a Post-It note?

Comments

i have no tips but that's a great story!!
Sierra and Joe said…
I have to agree with Paige, that is a great story!!
Robin said…
What not to do with a Post-It note? Don't rely on one to help you remember anything! I didn't have to learn that the hard way, luckily, but what I find is that one part of the sticky side usually gets stuck to the other side, they get crumpled up and stuck in between pages of my day planner. It's usually just not worth the hassle to use those things. Thank goodness you weren't stranded!
Holly said…
Kelly, that is hilarious! I have always stressed about running out of gas and never have, knock on wood. I loved all the other pictures too from Halloween and and the quints- what cute little babies and Rachelle looks amazing. I can't even look that good after a birth of one!
Lonna said…
what a crack up you are. I think that you are so funny. I am also glad to hear that everything worked out alright. I will have to think of something that you should not do with a sticky note...well I know that you should not give the full note pad to a 20 month old...or else you will just have a room full of yellow papers.
Julie V. said…
that is a funny story, it sounds like something I would do. Sister like sister... Post it notes don't work for me. If I put them on a kitchen cabinet or something, it acts like dust. It just stays there and gets ignored until one day, "oh, there's a post it note, I wonder what it's for?"
Madison said…
Hmm, what not to do with a Post-It note... I'll think of the most random thing I can. Ok: don't make a prom dress out of them. It would probably be really uncomfortable, and if it rained, you're HOSED.
Summer Adams said…
LOL, I'm so sorry that happenend. Running out of gas as an adult is humiliating for some reason isn't it? We're supposed to be so responsible.

Ok, NEVER ever use a Post-It note if you've run out of toilet paper. Ouch :) Not that I know...I'm just trying to give you a tip like you asked for, ha ha ha.
Julie said…
I wish I had a good reason like that for why I ran out of gas once....but I don't. Turns out I just like to push the envelope! :) The good news is....once it does happen to you, it rarely happens again. ;)
Bobbi said…
LOL, Kelly, so funny! (and embarrassing).
Rachelle said…
That sounds like something I would do! I have run out of gas twice---both times I was with my mother. I think we were having so much fun running around shopping that we forgot to check the gas gauge.

My tip: don't use post-it notes as temporary labels for sterilite storage boxes. When I did this, they had all fallen off by the time I went back to put the permanant labels on. :-)

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