I Am Annoyed By Unsolicited Advice

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    I Love To Give Unsolicited Advice....

    and you know, it's always , almost always, well received. like , you know, you can grow collard greens here so easy.. " or, " you know, nettle and fenugreek are great for kidney disorders, " etc. or, "don't be so psychotic (ie, careful description), because she'll just...
    hapichai hapichai
    Jun 10, 2012

    I Don't Mind It From My Friends

    But if I don't know you and you make snide comments or judgements, I certainly DON'T appreciate that.
    deleted deleted
    May 5, 2010

    I'm always thankful for your kind suggestions

    but I'll get along quiet nicely without them, thank you.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 29, 2015

    Why Do People Feel The Need To Give Advice?

    I realize a lot of people mean well and are trying to be helpful, but in my opinion, unless it's asked for, it's UNWANTED.   People, please stop yourself and ask, "Did they ask for my opinion or help?"   Chances are, the answer is NO.  Then offer empathy and understanding...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2011

    Because I'M The Baby

    At least, that's why I assume my family does it. I am the youngest member of my immediate family. The other members are my mother and father, my older brother, and my older half-sister, although she moved out a while back. Every one of them, but particularly my mother and...
    Aerakyla Aerakyla
    22-25, F
    Jun 3, 2013

    You don't give me any.

    I won't give you any. Let's leave it at that.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    Pet peeves in this area: 1 - People

    who tell me to think for myself - then scold me when I make a choice that doesn't line up with what they're telling me to do. 2 - People who tell me to be more assertive - but then get all bent out of shape when I'm assertive with THEM.
    SmartKat SmartKat
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Dec 18, 2013

    If I Want Your Opinion I'll Beat It Out of You!

    Have you ever known someone who's just a bag of opinions that are "better" than everybody else's? That person that is just so much smarter & better off than the rest of humanity because the secrets of the universe are theirs & theirs alone? You know someone...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity
    10 Responses Feb 28, 2008
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 29, 2015

    Friend Think Her Way Is The Best Way

    I find myself pretending to not know things sometimes for the sake of avoiding the words "I know" because I feel IMHO that it can make things uncomfortable, I don't want to look standoffish.  But now I find my anger is increasing because of this.  Why should I...
    SquigglySpooch SquigglySpooch
    1 Response Nov 15, 2009

    In High School...

    ...the third time that I took the SATs, the teacher who was proctoring it said the following out loud to the whole class: "No pressure guys...this test only determines your future!"   And then he laughed a sort of, "muahahaha" laugh.  He was...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    Mar 2, 2009

    I have a friend and she knows

    that I'm dating a nice guy who is 20 years older than me. When I had a date with the guy, my friend sent me a message saying that I should avoid him and he's not good for me. She later apologized for what she said. The guy is the best guy I've dated so far. I love being around...
    nylanna nylanna
    31-35, F
    Jul 27, 2014

    Do you want some unsolicited advice?

    No, of course you don’t, but you’re getting some anyway. Don’t go to a busy restaurant for dinner during the Super Bore. There’s a real possibility that the people working there will be so distracted by the game, they’ll screw up your order and then screw it up...
    Rutterman Rutterman
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Feb 8, 2016
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 14, 2016

    A Guide For The Empathy-Challenged

    Nothing ****** me off more than advice givers who don't know what the **** they're talking about. I come here, vent about something that's bothering me, and their response is, "Well, just change it." Like it's that easy. I'm just going to snap my fingers and presto changeo, the...
    SmartKat SmartKat
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2013
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