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Don’t Bite the Dentist: Man Finds Child’s Book of Rules

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A Walmart employee is hoping to reunite a child with the incredible book of rules that they wrote.

“Don’t get into other people’s business. Don’t call each other names. Clean up your messes. No eating other people’s food. One hundred eighteen is don’t keep saying please if someone says no. I like that,” said Raymond Flores as he reads off the kind of advice you might snatch up in the self-help section at Barnes & Noble.

“One hundred twelve is to try to make things fair,” reads Flores.

But these life lessons came to Walmart employee Flores at work, as he scanned the lot of his Citrus Heights store for empty carts.

“There really wasn’t much out there and I saw this book sitting in a parking spot, so I thought I’d pick it up and check it out,” said Flores.

After flipping through these little pages, Flores quickly realized he’d found something too special to be tossed.

“Rule number 154 was to protect this book,” he read.

Following the lead of the young author and Batman, one of his superhero idols, he wants to find the rightful owner.

“They put a lot of hard work into it. These rules mean a lot to them and probably to the parents, as well,” he said.

While it’s obvious the more trained hand of a parent wrote down several of the rules, page turning reveals words and wisdom penned by a little person.

“Ware (sic) your seatbelt.”

“Resicle (sic)”

“One of them is go to bed early if you have dance in the morning. That applies to more than just dance. If you have work, school, anything important; just prioritize,” Flores said.

“Put your shoes by the front door when you take them off,” he reads that line as he looks over at his own shoes piled by a doorway.

Other listed ‘rules’ to live by that appear to have come from a child, speak across years they’ve yet to live.

“Don’t leave your friends behind and no texting and driving at the same time,” Flores read.

The other reason’s he’s so interested in getting the book back to it’s author, is that it’s clear rule 158 was in progress when the book was lost.”

“I thought this was adorable. I just thought it was really nice and stuff. What kind of kid does this,” he said.

Flores can’t wait to find out.

He’s hoping this story reaches the book’s owner and it can be returned.

One the rules that might stand out the most: Don’t bite the dentist.

If you’re the author or connected to the child who is, Flores is asking you to email FOX40’s Sonseeahray Tonsall at s.tonsall@fox40.com

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  • AutisticMom

    I looked at the writing in this book and it is much like my daughter's. It is not her book but I wanted to ask that the young man who has the book consider that it may be an adult's book. Autistic teens and young adults write themselves long books and lists. Their penmanship is poor. They try so hard to fit in and these sound like things that an autistic adult may have written that someone may have told them to help them fit in and they wrote it down to remember. Good luck. regards,

  • pickypricilla

    Sounds like a book everyone should carry . Would love a copy myself, and would love copies to give to people that seem to not know, have not been taught, or have forgotten the rules !!!!

  • Raymond Flores

    Hi. I’m the guy with the book. I understand why one might think it belongs to an autistic person but if you read the entire thing it’s pretty clear that it belongs to a child

  • zelphx

    I'd pay to have a copy of this… rules for kids, written by a kid; beautiful simplicity. I have an 11-year-old daughter who would see that I am not so unreasonable.

  • mbusath2001

    This book belongs to my daughter!!! She lost it on Friday. I sent an email to Sonseeahray Tonsall at s.tonsall@fox40.com but have not heard from them yet. I think this is so cool! She will get a kick out of this. She was really upset when she couldnt find it.

  • baaarb

    So is it mbusath2001's daughter or the funny 8 year olds? Let us know when you carefully reveal the owner..seems like several would like to cash in on this. Why do people have to lie?

  • muriel511

    Along with many others, I would genuinely appreciate having a copy of "The Book of Rules". If you are interested in selling a copy or it gets published, however I can acquire a copy would be great. I post a "Pithy Saying of the Day" to my Facebook page and would love to be able to add these poignant rules for successful living in the future when I run out of my current list.

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