Survive

Walk behind the tallest businessman

Look both ways while crossing the street

Avoid eye contact

 

Be nice to the bartender

Continuously praise the help 

Show no mercy to taxi cabs 

 

Quick pace

Carry more than one pair of socks

Always have a granola bar

 

Cash is necessary 

Don't offer to pick up the tab

You won't see a dime

 

Eat carbs 

Walk everywhere

Never drink too much for a Metro ride

 

Argue with your landlord 

Maintain your manners 

Stick up for what you've signed for 

 

Hand out compliments 

But only authenticity is acceptable currency 

Never waiver in your kindness

 

Take the time to hold a door 

Understand that punctuality comes after humanity 

Work harder than you have before 

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