Some Advice you May Not Want to Take

Hi there, guys and dolls! Would you look at that – the first free advice Friday of the year. And do I have a couple of good questions to share with you today. Let’s get right to it, shall we?

A likeness of sis, irritating Florrie, yet again

Dear Barbara Jean,

My sister is always borrowing my sweaters, even when I ask her not to. She stretches them all out of shape. Her, um, assets, are more generous than mine. It’s not fair. What shall I do?

Flattened Florrie from Flagstaff

Dear Florrie,

Hmm, I’m not sure what to say here. I’m wondering if you’re miffed at your sister for the items she borrows or the fact that she fills out the role as sweater girl more completely? Let’s see – I vote you do those ‘must, must increase my bust’ exercises, stick in some falsies and buy bigger sweaters. Make her feel small and increase your ampleness (I don’t care if it’s not a word, I find it completely appropriate in this situation, so there) all at the same time.

Problem solved, Barbara Jean

Carly, just about to hit the road

Dear Barbara Jean,

My darling husband bought me a new car for Christmas. Now he wants to drive my car, because his car is all dented. Barbara Jean, the reason for the dents is because well, quite frankly, he’s a bad driver. How do I tell him he can’t drive my car?

Caring Carly in Carlsbad

Dear Carly,

Congratulations on your new wheels! He must be a very generous man. However, don’t let that stop you from protecting your new baby from the awkward man. Offer to drive him, saying you’re just enjoying your gift so much! Be subtle, kind, loving, in your approach to keep him from getting behind the wheel. However, if that doesn’t work and he persistently insists on driving, grab your keys and hit the road! Now that you’ve got the wedding ring to hock, set off in your new wheels for some new free-wheeling adventures. Don’t worry, in his beat up car he won’t be able to catch you.

Happy Travels, Barbara Jean

Keep your letters coming! I love to help or hinder any way I can.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more posts. And don’t forget to give my Poppy Cove Mysteries a try if you haven’t already. 

Toodles, Barbara Jean

About Barbara Jean Coast

Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff. She is currently hard at work telling the cozy tales of the fictional town of Santa Lucia, loosely based on Santa Barbara in the late 50's, early 60's, known as The Poppy Cove Mysteries.
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2 Responses to Some Advice you May Not Want to Take

  1. oh i love your answers!!!

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