1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.
2. 1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!
3. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.
4. 1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
5. 1. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing,” we will act like nothing’s wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.