I Is What I Is… #7: You Should Do This, You Should Do That.

I’ve decided to start a new series of blog posts titled I Is What I Is…. Thank you for that title, Paula Deen. I was going to name the series What I’ve Learned but that seemed so boring and more than a little uppity. These short posts will come whenever something strikes me— no set schedule here. I Is What I Is… will be my attempt to explain, in stories and observations, how I continue to develop my attitude, worldview and the way  in which I choose to live. Here is I Is What I Is… #7: You Should Do This, You Should Do That.

“You should contact the library.”
“You should come to my school.”
“You should go to this store in Ypsilanti.”
“You should call the news.”
These are just a variety of the “you should” comments that I’ve heard since launching my first book for children in February, 2012.
Folks, I appreciate the tips. I really, really do. Most of them have been attempted, in fact. But I just can’t tolerate the way in which this advice is given. Every single time, it starts with, “you should…” and it aggravates the crap out of me.
I know people have better things to do than track my every move, but here is my advice: before offering someone advice, check to see if they’ve already used your advice.


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