Sunday, April 7, 2013

Advice: The Untold Truth

Let's face it. Advice is overrated: obvious and unnecessary.  Don't smoke. "Duh". Don't text and drive. "Yeah, thanks Dad; tell me something I can use, like how to get in that girl's pants." 
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I wrote this for the week 62 Trifextra Writing Challenge where we are to write exactly 33 words of advice.  I didn't actually follow the rules since I couldn't think about anything useful I would say, which is pretty much what I think about most advice. 

Your comments are appreciated.

45 comments:

  1. Giggle. They don't listen until later, do they?

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  2. So right. The one the comes to mind that was not heeded: "Don't smoke pot on the front porch!" Thanks Jess.

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  3. won't even listen then when you tell them how best to do that will they?

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    1. You are so right. Never changes. Thanks Steven.

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  4. You know that thing about Pavlov and how the dogs would salivate when they heard the bell ring? I see your name on the queue and knowing I'm about to read your post I just instantly smile!

    So... does the father ever finally give the desired advice? ;)

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    1. That is the nicest comment I ever got. You are so sweet for saying that. Thanks Marie! :)

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  5. *snort* I totally read this in a teenager's tone of voice xD

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    1. Thanks so much Marie. It tells you something how I can relate to the mind of a teenage boy. :/

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    2. Oops! Sorry Draug. Please don't delete my entry. :)

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  6. Good ol' dad, a fount of dating wisdom.

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    1. Actually, my son never asked. And my Dad was never going to go there (but I wouldn't have asked anyway). Thanks Tara.

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  7. I love this because it's so darn true! And now I'm off to buy some chain and a padlock. I have a teenaged daughter;)

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    1. Yes, this is very true from a teenage boy's perspective. Better buy some heavy chain and two or three big locks. :) Thanks Valerie.

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  8. Ha! Would it were we had that answer to pass down, think of all the saved hours!

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    1. Thanks Jen. Yeah, it's sort of frustrating.

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  9. Ha! Love it! Excellent job capturing that snarky teenage tone we all know and love.

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    1. Yeah, as I said in my comment to Draug, it worries me that I can channel that mindset. lol! Thanks Suzanne. :)

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  10. Funny, lumdog. They don't think we know anything so they have to try for themselves. You could definitely have saved him some time and awkward moments if he did listen.

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    1. Thanks Gina. Funny, but my son is much cooler than I was during the teenage years. This story is much more about (gulp) me at that age than him! ;)

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  11. Ha ha sound like someone with a teenager :)

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    1. I probably shouldn't say this, but this is more me at that age than my son. At least, I learned something! :) Thanks Sam.

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  12. Well, yeah! Some advice you could use. good one, lumdog!

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    1. I like useful advice. The rest strokes the ego if the giver of the advice. Thanks Kymm.

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  13. I laugh.. it reads like the subtitles in a Woody Allen movie. (RogRites)

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    1. Thanks Rog. Hadn't though about Woody Allen but I take that as a compliment. :)

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  14. Omigosh! This is hilarious. I love it!

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  15. I remember when I thought this way. I just wanna have some fun. Growing up can be a drag.

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  16. I love when I read something that makes me go *snort*! Great job channelling the teenswagger.

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    1. Thanks so much Renee. Maybe I'll do a longer teen swagger piece. Could be a niche for me. Lol! :)

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  17. Ah, this is terrific. I can remember being a teenager but raised by my grandparents so you can imagine how old school their advice was. However, as I grew up, oh how I hate admitting they were right. So that is all teenage boys want to know......... how to get into a chic's pants? lol. Great piece. Getting in a girl's pants, sigh, that reminds me my oldest daughter starts middle school next year. Maybe I should home school. haha

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    1. Yeah, home schooling might work...for a while. Lol! Thanks so much Donetta. :)

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  18. Funny ending...totally teenager. I can heave a sigh of relief in that I'm pretty sure my sons won't ask me about this. If they do, I just might slap their cheek so the girl doesn't have to :) Although, it seems times have changed and the girls might not mind so much. I'm with Donetta...maybe I should home school!

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    1. I think kids are not seeking advice about these things as much because they are more worldly, so it seems. Thanks Janna.

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  19. Oh LD you've done it again :-) Brought a smile :-)

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  20. Lol Lumdog!You hit the nail on the head-bang on!Loved the take on teenage rebellious spirit & the tone,ha!ha!Too good!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Atreyee. :)

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