Written by my friend Betty Walls
My dad is always trying to tell me what to do, and it gets annoying. I am 30 years old, and have been living on my own since I was 18. I think I know how to run my own life at this point. He always has something to say, and he cannot understand how I don’t always agree with him. The other day he came over my apartment to visit and started going on and on about how I needed to go to Expertsatellite.com and change from cable to satellite TV. The suggestion isn’t controversial, but I think he bothers me so much because of the way he goes about things. Instead of making a subtle suggestion, he gets really intense and always asserts that his way is the only way to do things. His attitude and aggressive nature take away from the validity of his argument. Maybe satellite TV is the way to go, but I will never know because I don’t want to take his advice because of his attitude. I have tried to explain to him that I would be more receptive to his suggestions if he toned it down a little, but he doesn’t get it.