GOING TO THE DOCTOR

Expect to wait at least half an hour when you go to the doctor or dentist unless you get the first appointment of the day or the one right after lunch. – Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California

 



 

WINNING AT CHESS

Advance one or two pawns in the opening, one of which must be the king’s or queen’s pawn. – Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York

 



 

BUYING DRESS SLACKS

The best dress slacks are hand stitched at the top of the waistband inside the slacks. – Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator

 



 

PREDICTING AN ECLIPSE

Eclipses often come in pairs. A lunar eclipse is followed frequently by a solar eclipse two weeks later, and vice versa. – Paul A. Delaney, meteorologist, Beltsville, Maryland

 



 

BICYCLING TIPS

On a lightweight bicycle, the tires should last 2,000 to 3,000 miles. If they last longer, they’re too heavy. – R.A. Heindl, design engineer, Euclid, Ohio

 



 

MONITORING YOUR UNBORN BABY

If your unborn baby kicks less than 10 times in 12 hours, call your doctor immediately. You should also consult the doctor if the 10th movement is coming later each day. – Jay Butera, writer, American Health

 



 

BUYING WINE

The best wine value is in blends, not vintages. – Steven M. Keisman, New York City high school resource coordinator

 



 

GETTING TO KNOW SOMEONE

People do not change as they get older. They just become more of what they are already. – Jean Roberts, Alton, New Hampshire

 



 

LOOKING FOR INTERESTING BOOKS

To find the most interesting books in a library, look for the shelf where returned books are stored before they are reshelved. – Andy Steinberg, Louisville, Kentucky

 



 

BUYING ANTIQUES

Never buy antique furniture without turning it over first. – Paul Polce, Ponzi’s Antiques, Trumansburg, New York