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We all have at least one of the same type of friend. The type of friend that can’t help but offer advice, even when not solicited. They just can’t help it. They have to say something. And normally, this type of friend has no idea what they are talking about at all!

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Image of friends talking by a sunset.We all have at least one of the same type of friend. The type of friend that can’t help but offer advice, even when not solicited. They just can’t help it. They have to say something. And normally, this type of friend has no idea what they are talking about at all!

I am not sure people get this ability. The rules of politeness state clearly, “only offer advice when asked for it”. Yet these friends just can’t seem to understand that rule.

Take for instance subject A. Every time subject A comes to our house he has to instantly tell us that our plants are not planted in the correct place and that we need to move them. Oh, yeah, and by the way, did you know that plant will lose all those pretty flowers and leaves in the winter? Ummm, dude, shut the hell up! This ‘friend”s advice has cost us the lives of 3 plants already and is threatening the lives of three more Japanese maples. Why listen?

Or take friend L. This friend is always telling me to grow my hair back and stop shaving my head. “You know you look younger with more hair.” Um, HELLO! The reason I shave my head is because its a pain in the a$$ to comb and wash a full head of hair and by the way, most of my hair is going to come in gray now! Especially with friends like you around! So how does that make me look younger? Shut the hell up dude!

Or how about friend D, who must suggest rearranging our living room furniture everytime they come to our house. If we wanted our furniture to look like your trailer then I think we could manage just find without your unsolicited advice. So shut the hell up!

And finally friend S, who would have us rebuild our whole house in the image of his own abode, just because it looks better to him! DUDE! If we wanted to be like you then we would drop all common sense and start doing just that! Shut the hell up!

In case none of you had a mother like mine, one that taught you what “not” to say when going to someone else’s abode, let me give you some of her advice:

“Don’t give advice unless it is asked for and only in the situation where you know that the person asking for advice really wants it and needs it at all. Otherwise, SHUT THE HELL UP! Act pleasant. Be polite. Then when you go home to your cave in the hills and herd the sheep & chickens out of your living room, then you can talk Sh^t behind their back like normal people!”

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