People that just ignore your advice
I know, it’s hard to believe this can happen to an STWer 🙂 but it does. And it really does my head in sometimes when a friend asks for advice/ideas, I offer what I can, and they completely ignore it before moaning on and on about still have a problem.
Example #1: Friend has a horse with some kind of ailment. Has asked a couple of vets/experts but not received any helpful advice. I gave her the contact details of someone I know who specialises in “fixing” horses but has she bothered to call? 6 months on and has she ****. Horse still has the same problem.
Example #2: Friend uses a local garage for all her car servicing/repairs. Garage has been a bit shifty/pricey for a couple of years so she asks if I can recommend someone. As it happens I know some excellent mechanics, so give her their numbers. Has she done anything about it? No. Still goes to the same people and still moans each time.
Example #3: Friend wants some new prescription glasses and doesn’t want to pay high street RRP. Asks me if I know anyone. I gave him the URL for SelectSpecs who did my Oakleys for £250 less than VE and turned them round super quick. Has he called them or been on their site? Nope. 3 weeks after asking he’s still moaning about not finding someone that does what he wants.
FFS people. If you don’t want to be helped, don’t ****ing ask.
/and breath.Posted 4 years ago
Yeah, definitely something I’ve noticed more in the last 10 years. I’ve known a few people with mental health issues who at times were really keen to change XYZ but often took a step back as soon as they started making progress. That, I can understand. But people who just dick about when all it takes is a phone call or whatever have no excuse.Posted 4 years agorocketmanMember
Happens all the time with my BIL
reasssuranceadvice which is not what he expected so just carries on and does his own thing
Particularly galling when he later offers the same advice to me
Me: don’t buy a Vauxhall Rob they’re shit!Posted 4 years ago
some time later…
Him: that Vauxhall I bought was shit don’t buy one whatever you do!CougarSubscriber
What irks me is the follow-up questions.
“I’m trying to choose between doing X and doing Y, what should I do?”
“Well, whatever you do, don’t do Y or you’ll have a complete disaster on your hands.”
“Hi, I did Y and now my Z doesn’t work…”
ARGH! Almost as annoying is “I’ve bought one of these, is it any good?” Bit late if it is, sunshine.Posted 4 years agomarcus7Member
My mrs family are like that.. her uncle asked me about getting a computer for home, now he really isn’t tech savvy and so i asked him what he wanted it for ” bit of surfing “(wiki etc and Skype). No shopping, no word processing no games as such. Right ho i said what you need is a tablet like a note or tab for around £250, easy to use and all the stuff you need and nothing you don’t. OK he said, a week later he calls me “got it! can you come and set me up?” yeah OK, got there and hes bought a laptop!, i said to him WHY??, oh my son law said this was best for me WHY? cos hes got one… OK why didn’t he set it up for you?…. “doesn’t know how”… good grief. 😯Posted 4 years ago
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