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Author Topic: "I really wish I had listened to my mother."  (Read 1160 times)

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Offline LancisTopic starter

"I really wish I had listened to my mother."
« on: June 12, 2005, 03:03:22 PM »
I was recently rereading "The Hitchhikers Guide." and came across this...

Arthur: It's times like this, when i am stuck in an airlock with a man from Betelguese about to die from aphyziation in deep space; That I really wish I had listened to what my mother told me when I was younger.

Ford: Why? What did she tell you?

Arthur: I don't Know I didn't listen


So I ask you for those bits of parental advice (from either dear old mom or dad.) that you really wish you had listened to better.

I grew up in foster families so I will share a few choice pearls from some of my foster parents.

"Don't end up in jail." (which i havent so i guess i listened. lol)

"Never trust anyone selling used cars."


Offline Spookie Monster

Re: "I really wish I had listened to my mother."
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2005, 06:51:54 AM »
I'm afraid I had a pretty unusual parental situation, too. No words to offer from personal experience. However, one of my favorite The Simpsons episodes, "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," aired this past weekend, and I took a few minutes out of my busy day eating cookies to watch it. In that episode, Homer Simpson gives some advice to his son Bart:

"I want to share something with you - the three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me! Number 2: Oh, good idea, boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here!"

By the way, in that episode, Larry King (as himself) makes the following prediction during a book-on-tape reading of the Bible:

"I love the San Antonio Spurs, by the way... if you're betting on the NBA this year, I think they'll win it all."

That just might be a good bet, actually!

(Spel doesn't follow basketball, but occasionally he does glance at a paper or two...)