Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I think this must be Unsolicited Advice week.

I'm getting it from everyone. And it ranges, from all people, of all ages...

"You really shouldn't be wearing yellow."
"You should NEVER turn your back but TRY to maintain a relaxed demeanor."
"Don't drop you phone. Its bad for you phone. (yes they said "you" not "your)
"Don't read that book. Read this one."
"Maybe you should apply for 'peppier' jobs."
"It's hard. You just need to be thick skinned."

The list goes on and on and becomes increasingly more insulting and more ridiculous. I don't need people to point out the obvious, but for some reason, they insist on doing it anyway.

While I would never turn away really good, solid, helpful if you insist on advising me on the obvious, I just ask that you at least have the common courtesy to be creative and use proper English.

7 comments:

ned and kim said...

We seemed to be having the opposite problem. I guess I'm just to soft to to be told what everyone is really thinking. I would love for someone to just tell me some honest advise. Even if it is ridiculous and obvious.

kate said...

just tell em to shut up

Taunya said...

I wholeheartedly agree! And I hate it when people cannot talk right and I'm not even an English major! :)

BTW... thank you so much for calling me yesterday. That was so sweet of you and it really helped me feel loved knowing that you cared enough to call. You are a good friend and I'm soooo thankful you are part of the family.

TheBastians said...

No, seriously ... there's nothing worse than unsolicited advice. I feel for you!

Lindsey said...

Thanks my dear! Oh, and about the unsolicited advice, how about telling them you advise them not to give you advice :)

Jodi said...

"Never pee on an electric fence." Whenever someone asks me for advice, it's the first thing I think of!

Steve Lamb said...

I have no advice, but I do miss you guys! Oh, so maybe I do... you should move back...