Here’s a funny tale to go with this re-blog:
Back in the 1970s when I was a rather green teenager, I once asked my father why men were walking around wearing tee shirts with the motif ‘I choked Linda Lovelace’. I remember Dad looked quite alarmed for a brief moment, and then said “Go and ask your mother”. I duly did as I was told, and received the reply, “Ask your father.” When I eventually did find out much later on, I cringed at that memory!

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This post was originally run on December 14th, 2014. I think the advice is still good and I hope you enjoy it.

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The inspiration for this list was a discussion between The Producer and me about how kids can light the parental upset fuse by a simple question. We both have asked some and have been asked some.

Top Ten Things You Never Should Have Asked Your Mother

10 You should never have asked your mother, “What meatloaf again?” If you did, at best, you got a cold stare and shoulder. At worst, you were invited to partake of food at the neighbor’s house. (The look told you she meant it but also, you better not.)

9 You should never have asked your mother on her birthday, “How old are you now?” If you did, at best, you got a…

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