People are sharing their favourite real life ‘cheat codes’ – 30 gamechangers


‘I had a professor in college who, while lecturing, suddenly let out a huge fart. Without pausing, he turned his head as if talking to someone behind him, said “Gesundheit,” and continued lecturing as if nothing had happened.

‘It immediately diffused defused any potential awkwardness and embarrassment, and I vowed to use the same strategy if the same thing ever happened to me in front of a large crowd of people.’


‘You don’t have to always “give away the recipe”. By that I mean, don’t over explain yourself. If you can’t do something, 9/10 times it’s okay to simply say “unfortunately I’m not able to do that”, “can’t swing it this time”, etc. You don’t have to go on and on about why, or make up reasons and list them off. Over explaining just ends up looking more suspect than simply being clear and concise.’


‘When someone says something true, say “you’re right”, not “I know”. It’ll make them feel better and you’ve still shown everyone how awfully clever you are.’


‘The correct response to any compliment is “Thank you.” You can then follow it up with a comment if you’d like to continue the conversation. If someone likes your dress? “Thank you, it has pockets!” If someone compliments your art? “Thank you, I’ve been practicing.” If someone asks if you’re a professional singer because you have a good singing voice? “Thank you, I just sing for fun.”

‘Not only does it make you seem confident and self-assured, it tells them that they are right! That’s a friendly thing to do. This even works if you don’t believe the compliment. Saying, “Oh, no, I’m ugly,” when someone compliments your appearance not only tells them that they’re wrong, it makes you think of yourself as ugly. A better answer would be, “Thank you, I really appreciate that and I don’t always believe it, so hearing that from you helps.’


‘You can mute supermarket self check-out kiosks.’



‘I am an assistant teacher in a preschool. Asking if kids can use their sitting muscles and listening muscles during circle time makes the kids want to show me how “strong” they are.’


‘The “remain silent” dialogue option is useful, even if you have to scroll down to find it. It can keep you from failing or getting locked out of certain quest lines.’


‘If any website offers a percentage coupon code like “10percentoff” try higher values like “20percentoff”, they often have them.’


‘Ask questions, about everything. Ask people about themselves. Be open about stuff you don’t understand, and ask questions about that. When you forget someone’s name, own up to it and just ask them.

“I am amazed at how many people won’t acknowledge even a tiny amount of ignorance, or won’t show honest curiosity about something, can’t admit they’ve forgotten something they feel is important, and won’t ever ask for help. Guys…your life becomes so much easier if you just drop the fucking ego and ask.’


‘Use a spoon instead of a knife to spread stuff on bread! Everyone mocks me for this but as soon as they try it they realise how much easier it actually is.’


‘Pause. Like, wait. When asked a question or engaging in idle conversation and someone is speaking do not immediately begin your reply when they stop speaking, they usually aren’t done. And in the case of questions most people and finished and if you give them time they usually provide teh answer to the question as well, so yeah LISTEN as well.’


‘I have a heated throw blanket in my living room. During the winter, I wrap my coat in it and crank up the heat. In a few minutes, my coat is toasty warm so I can brave the coldest day.’


‘Just be nice, particularly to people in the service industry. Your job, your personal interactions, even your calls into customer service will go 100% easier if you’re just nice to people and recognize that they’re probably just trying to do their job, not screw you over.’


‘Toss your jeans in the dryer for 15 minutes on a cold morning, and you’ve got warm pants.’


‘Not a cheat code, but an Easter egg: If you ask someone if they know ALL the words to “I’m a little teapot” around 80% of the people you ask will start singing it. Half of those will do the gestures.’


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