Tweet of the Day, I Gotta Push Back On This edition.

I feel that the advice dude made the right decision.

I mean, let’s face it. When your car stalls out and you come home to find your husband banging your neighbor’s daughter, AND he won’t do couples counseling, AND you write some columnist for advice… well. You probably know the answer already; you just don’t want to hear it. Which is why the advice columnist engaged in what I called ‘advice triage:’ he’s not going to waste ink telling the lady to go divorce her cheating slob of a husband, because she clearly won’t. But he might be able to teach her how to restart a stalled-out car.

I’d have made the same call, frankly.


  • Belcatar says:

    She asked for advice for more than one problem. She doesn’t get to pick and choose which problem receives the most attention.

    Here’s another thing: Men can’t win when it comes to counseling women. If he doesn’t give her advice, he’s ignoring her. If he does give advice, then he’s wrong, because women don’t want men to offer solutions, they just want the man to listen and validate their feelings.

    Nevertheless, the guy gives some sound automotive advice there.

  • BigGator5 says:

    I would have added at the end: “And oh, get a divorce.”

    • Mikey NTH says:

      It would help knowing the age of the car, the number of miles on it, and how many big ticket repairs it has been having. The proper advice may be to buy a new car.

  • JustDave says:

    This was, of course, written as a joke.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      I am not even remotely surprised; I half-expected that it was, but wasn’t motivated enough to check. 🙂 I still say that that’s the only proper response to a question of that nature, though.

      • jerm says:

        I think it interesting that in the link JustDave included, the advice came from “Miriam” — and not “John” as above.

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