Friday, October 21, 2011

Talk is Cheap

Today I called my friend Lynn for some advice. In fact, I called a lot of people for advice and she was the first person I could actually reach. I don't often ask for advice (probably because I rarely take it when given) and I rarely get really worked up about things. But today I was in need of a shoulder and someone to help me work through a problem.

I explained my issue to her, how it was eating me up inside, what did she think I should do?

"... but what if..."


"... but why...."


"I don't want to do the wrong thing..."


"I think I really know the answer but I just need help working through it."

A sort of a whine fest where you know the answer but you want people to suffer with you...I guess.

Do you know what she said to me?




And I did. For a moment. I just stopped. And then I burst out laughing. Really laughing.

I laughed because her "advice" reminded me of a video clip I had recently seen...and I've decided you need to see it too.

And I didn't even need to pay 5 bucks for this wisdom. Now you don't either!

Have a great weekend. I promise, I won't call you too.



  1. That is the best!! I'm referring to both your column and your video!!

  2. That was hilarious, and so true! Sorry for your worries though, Delana.I hope things work out the way you hope they will.

  3. Loved the video Delana so funny!! - and in regard to your worries about your problems I have just two words to say - I understand!

  4. Laughing and laughing and laughing I NEEDED this piece of advise! Thank you!

  5. But I still want to know what's bothering non Bob Newhart therapist mind at work.

  6. But I still want to to know what is bothering non Bob Newhart therapist mind at work.

  7. Great advice. Will remember those two words when I just about to go into one!

  8. Hey - my comment disappeared. I was just thinking about that crazy Bob Newhart and the final show of the season which I say is the only dream sequence I ever enjoyed. If you missed it, he wakes up next to Suzanne Plushette and tells her he had the strangest dream where he ran a B&B in Connecticut, was married to a woman who wore only shoulder padded sweaters and his neighbor had two brothers with the same name. He's such a hoot! Hope you're feeling better!

  9. Thank you for starting my day off with a good old fashioned guffaw, Delana!

    Stop it and carpe diem!


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