Journey in Life: 12/12/17

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"Praise your horse tomorrow, your son when he has a beard, your daughter when she is married and yourself never" nghĩa là gì?

'Praise your horse tomorrow, your son when he has a beard, your daughter when she is married and yourself never'
~ ngạn ngữ Phần Lan

= Khen ngựa của bạn vào ngày hôm sau, con trai của bạn khi nó có râu, con gái của bạn khi nó lấy chồng còn bản thân bạn thì không bao giờ...

Photo courtesy Jakrapong Kongmalai.

Bài trước: "No wise man takes responsibility for an eighteen-year-old daughter" nghĩa là gì?

Bi hài chuyện uống nước ở công sở

ghi tên lên cốc -> ai để cốc bẩn ở phòng sinh hoạt chung là biết ngay -> đỡ phải "rợn tóc gáy" vì thấy đống cốc bẩn...
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Dear Dan,

In the kitchen at work, my colleagues often leave piles of dishes and mugs in the sink, right in front of the sign asking everyone to clean up their things and put them away. How would you get more of my co-workers to deal with their own dirty dishes?

—Rosie

Use transparency—that is, try to make it possible to tell exactly who’s following the clean-up rules and who isn’t. When we feel anonymous, it’s much easier to commit minor infractions like leaving a dirty cup or dish behind. Eliminating the anonymity would make your coworkers feel more accountable.

At our lab at Duke, we had the same problem. As soon as there was a single dirty mug in our sink, people thought it was OK to add more. Soon the sink would be full. So we bought everyone a mug with his or her name on it and got rid of the old nameless mugs. Now it’s clear who the mug offenders are, and this solved the problem.

I would suggest asking everyone to bring in personalized dishware. For those who don’t comply, get a permanent marker and write their names on the back of dishes. As long as people see that their less-than-desirable actions are evident to everyone else, the pile of dirty dishes won’t come back.