Old telephone directories make ideal personal address books. Simply cross out the names and address of people you don’t know.
When reading a book, try tearing out the pages as you read them. This saves the expense of buying a bookmark, and the pages can later be used for shopping lists.
A teaspoon placed in a glass on the back seat of your car makes a handy audible gauge for road bump severity.
Bus Drivers can pretend they are an airline pilot by wedging their accelerator pedals down with a heavy book, securing the steering wheel with some old rope, and then strolling back along the bus chatting casually to the passengers.
Fool other drivers into thinking you have an expensive car phone by holding an old TV or video remote control up to your ear and occasionally swerving across the road and jumping the curb.
Drill a one-inch diameter hole in your refrigerator door. This will allow you to check that the light goes off when the door is closed.
Save gas by pushing your car to your destination. Invariably passers-by will think you’ve broken down and help.
Bomb disposal experts’ wives should keep hubby on his toes by packing his lunchbox with plasticine and an old alarm clock.
Save electricity by turning off all the lights in your house and walking around wearing a miner’s hat.
I find the best way to get two bottles of dishwashing liquid for the price of one is by putting one in your shopping trolley and the other in your coat pocket.
Lose weight quickly by eating raw pork or rancid tuna. I found that the subsequent food poisoning/diarrhea enabled me to lose 12 pounds in only 2 days.
When throwing someone a sharp instrument such as a Stanley knife, or bread knife, always throw it blade first as they invariably tend to turn whilst in the air.
Avoid being wheel clamped by jacking your car up, removing the wheels and locking them safely in the trunk until you return.
If you smell gas, locate the suspected leak by striking an ordinary match in every room in the house until a loud explosion reveals the source of the escaping gas.
Avoid parking tickets by leaving your windshield wipers turned to ‘fast wipe’ whenever you leave your car parked illegally.
Taxi drivers can just pop into the garage and ask them to fix your turn signals for you so that other motorists know where the hell you’re going.
Senior Citizens should try sitting on a pile of encyclopedias next time you go for a drive in your car. That way you will be able to see out of the front window.
Old contact lenses make ideal ‘portholes’ for small model boats.
Increase the life of your carpets by rolling them up and keeping them in the garage.
Take your trash can to the supermarket with you so that you can see which items you have recently run out of.
Make shopkeepers feel like criminals and con men by carefully checking their change and holding bank notes up to the light before accepting them.
Save on charity donations by spending a dollar on clothes at a charity shop, then selling them for 50 cents to another charity shop. This way you can give twice as much, at half the cost. I think.
No time for a bath? Wrap yourself in masking tape and remove the dirt by simply peeling it off.
Expensive hair gels are a con. Marmalade is a much cheaper alternative, but beware of bees in the summer.
Apply red nail polish to your nails before clipping them. The red nails will be much easier to spot on your bathroom carpet. (Unless you have a red carpet, in which case a contrasting polish should be selected).
Putting just the right amount of gin in your goldfish bowl makes the fishes’ eyes bulge and causes them to swim in an amusing manner.
If a small child is choking on an ice cube, don’t panic. Simply pour a jug of boiling water down its throat and hey presto! The blockage is almost instantly removed.
Avoid cutting yourself while clumsily slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop away.
Keep the seat next to you on the train vacant by smiling and nodding at people as they walk up the aisle.
Make bath times as much fun for kiddies as a visit to the seaside by pouring a bucket of sand, a bag of salt and a dog turd into the bath.
Increase blind people’s electricity bills by switching all their lights on when their guide dog isn’t looking.
Recreate the fun of a visit to a public swimming pool in your own home by filling the bath with cold water, adding two bottles of bleach, then urinating into it, before jumping in.
International Master Criminals need to tell your guards to shoot James Bond in the head at the first opportunity. Under no circumstances give him a guided tour of your base, or leave him in the custody of attractive women in bikinis.
People whose surname is Toblerone should always take along an empty ‘Toblerone’ chocolate box when attending interviews for office jobs. This would save your potential employer the expense of having to make a name plaque for your desk, and therefore increase your chances of getting the job.