Being punctual is a mark of respect for others. You don’t keep them waiting too long, especially if it’s past the stated start time of an event. If it’s something like a Zoom call, then you don’t even have to drive there, you just have to sit in front of your computer with hair that looks halfway decent and a shirt that doesn’t have any stains or holes in it.
You could even do it from your phone. It’s not that hard, man. Sure, give people a little bit of leeway, but punctuality is a virtue. Don’t you sometimes wish we could go back to the 1980s?
Start With It!
It's well-known that being able to take a complicated subject or a long story and distill it down to the basic elements – in order not to waste people's time – is a good skill to know and something you should always try to do. People are busy, and if you're not a very good storyteller or speaker, you will just end up bored. Thus, the Dude's sign rings true to us.
Distill the story down first, and then if they want more information or are more interested, you can add details. The rule of thumb is to start with a short story. Shorter is better when it comes to stories, usually.
We'll Take It Up With the Sun
Yeah? And? What are we supposed to do about it? You're either asking us to try and change a fundamental element of how the solar system works, or you're asking us to shift a millennia-long format for the week. Or you just want Mondays off, which we guess we can get on board with. Still, even if that sounds nice, it's going to be a big change for the world to take on.
Some companies have tried going to a four-day week by giving people more hours Monday-Thursday, but it's been a mixed bag. Also, in the winter, you never get to see the sun.
Crafted From the Finest Sugars
Why do those things seem to be the most fragile items in existence? You know things are bad when one single company, the famous Nokia, is known to be indestructible, but everything else is going to explode into shards of hot metal if it falls a foot onto a soft carpet. We certainly agree with the Dude here, but we're not sure what else can be done.
A lot of hard work and man-hours go into making smartphones. Maybe you should just get some of the cheaper versions? You know, the ones that cost a hundred and fifty bucks and not a full thousand dollars? Just a thought.
Pick a Better Password, Then
It's up to you to find a way to remember your passwords. You could also just write them down on a piece of paper that you keep in a secure place. There are also plenty of computer programs that keep track of your passwords for you. Finally, you could come up with passwords that are long (and thus more secure) that are actual terms, like the famous XKCD comic about passwords.
The suggestion is correcthorsebatterystaple, though many sites would need things like special characters or numbers. The Dude is correct in that his password is hard to remember, but there's always a better way.