Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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CENUSAREASA Pursuit of Happiness

leave a HUGE tip to a waitress or waiter
what does HUGE mean?

any suggestions??


Simon isn't ungoogleable.


Huge has to be at least double the cost of the meal, drinks, whatever. And probably looks best if you round up too. So, say, for a twenty buck lunch, leave fifty on the table.

Todd Schoonover is going undercover

More Than 100%

Buy a drink at the bar that costs $4 and leave a $20 as a tip. Or a $50.

nouvelle jen today was a good day

"huge" tips

I waited tables for about seven years: a $20 tip on a $1.50 cup of coffee is definitely a huge tip :) And a 100% tip on a big meal where everyone had a couple rounds of drinks is a huge tip (and lovely to get also)! A few times people wrote short notes on the receipt about something they appreciated and I started doing that as well when I ate out. It feels really good to get happy feedback from someone you served – kudos to you for thinking about this and much appreciation to Simon and Todd Schoonover for the great comments :)

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