No matter how you feel, there are lots of ways to win at life. It's easy to feel like life has a way of taking advantage of you, or putting you down sometimes. Whether you've encountered a string of bad luck lately or the cost of living seem to be rising with no relief in sight, it's easy to feel defeated. However, there are little ways to improve life that can help you feel like you've come out on top! I'm here to show you 8 Clever and Simple Ways to Win at Life, because even the smallest wins in life can put a smile on your face.
1 Order Secret Menu Items at Fast Food Chains
Many chain restaurants have secret menu items, or at least room for ordering creatively. For example, if you're at Starbucks and in need of just a little caffeine, order the "Short" size. They don't advertise it, but it's like a little baby cup of coffee which will also help to save you money if you don't need a "Tall" size. Also, several places, including McDonald's and In-N-Out, will serve you a Neapolitan milkshake. It's just what it sounds like: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shakes layered in a cup! Try surfing the Internet for even more secret menu items that people have encountered! These are simply ways to win at life, but they're fun!
2 Always Know Your Gas Tank Side
I am about to let you in on one of the best kept secrets for car owners EVER! You know the little gas pump icon that's near your gas gauge? Well, that little icon shows you what side of the car your gas tank is located on. The gas pump icon has a little hose on its side just like the physical one you hold to put in gas at a gas station. If the hose is on the right, the cap is on the right. If the little hose is on the left, the cap is on the left. I know, I just blew your mind!
3 Anti-Ice Pop Drip
Are you a little slower when it comes to enjoying your ice pop or ice cream? If so, then you know the negatives that follow enjoying your treat a little too long on a hot day. Your hands become a sticky mess! Fortunately you like to win at life and use a cupcake wrapper around the bottom of your frozen snack. Now you can enjoy your dessert for as long as you like without worrying about the sticky mess. This is also a great idea for your kids.
4 Tic Tac Box
Have you ever tried to get a Tic Tac out of its tiny container and either gotten none or a hundred coming out at once? Well that's because you haven't been using it right! Each Tic Tac box has a special crater built that perfectly holds one Tic Tac mint. No longer will you feel awkward trying to wrestle one little mint out of the tiny Tic Tac box.
5 Ketchup Cup
Have you ever had to fill up 2 or 3 of these little cups with ketchup just for your meal? Well, did you know that these ketchup containers are built to fan out? This allows for more room to dunk and more space for ketchup! Now that you know, you will never look at someone using their ketchup cup not fanned out the same ever again.
6 Tab Straw Holder
If you've ever tried using a straw with a can of soda, you know that the straw will either float up and out of the can, or for larger cans, be lost under the hole never to be seen again. Fixing this problem is as simple as turning the can's tab to the side and sliding the straw through it. This keeps the straw from rising up and falling out of the can or from sinking down under the hole.
7 Perfect BLT Trick
No longer will you have to deal with pieces of bacon falling off of your BLT with this little trick. Simply cook your bacon in the oven on a baking sheet. Before putting it in, thread the bacon through each other to create a square. When your bacon is done cooking, simply lay out your bacon blanket over your bread and enjoy a perfect BLT!
8 Get Recipient's Voicemail
Ever call somebody but hope that they won't answer so you can just leave a voicemail? Well now you don't have to worry anymore! Simply call 267-SLY-DIAL (267-759-3425), enter the recipient's phone number, and then leave a message! The person you called will simply think they didn't hear or see there phone go off. Keep in mind that this only works on cell phones.
After following these clever and simple ways to win at life you will be feeling like Charlie Sheen! "Winning!" It's always a good feeling knowing that you can come out on top of life's little problems with a smile on your face. What other tricks and tips have you done that left you feeling like you're winning at life?
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