Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Morning Grandma--Random Advice

Today I feel like giving random pieces of advice.

When you see a problem with another person’s grooming, I recommend Ann Landers rule on whether to tell them or not: If they can fix it, tell them, if not, keep your mouth shut and pretend not to notice. For example, if they have a tag hanging out at the back of the neck, or they have spinach on their teeth, a whispered reminder would be appreciated. A hole in their clothing, or a run in a woman’s stocking, ignore it.

Men: A comb-over hairstyle looks dorky. You aren’t fooling anyone. We know you’re bald under there.

Women: Exaggerated makeup doesn’t make you look younger or sophisticated. This is incremental, and is different for different women. Take a long look in the mirror and decide for yourself.

“I don’t know” is a perfectly acceptable answer. You don’t have to know everything.

When offered food, never say, “I don’t care.” That isn’t polite, it makes you sound dorky. A simple, “yes please” or “no thank you” works.

If your child spills a bottle of vegetable oil, squirt dish soap into it. It breaks down the oil so it won’t be pushed around with your rag, and it will be absorbed. The same thing works for raw eggs.

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