Who tells someone to do something when they're really just suggesting it?

Turks And Caicos Islands
September 9, 2010 3:03pm CST
For example, when they say, "Eat this food," "Go to this school," "Take this job," etc, they really mean, "I suggest you eat this food," "I suggest you go to this school", "I suggest you take this job". But, they never say things like, "Why don't you..." or "I think you should...". Instead they always, always say, "Do this," and "Do that." Do you know anyone who does this?
2 responses
@babyEj (1525)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
In my maternal family they are not sensitive to these matters. They suggest things in command manner. My mom isn't like that, I'm so thankful. Yet my aunts and uncles , as well as my grandma...oh I really hate them when they do that. This character is different in my paternal family. They are soft spoken.
• Turks And Caicos Islands
11 Sep 10
That's really interesting. Now that you mention it, I do notice that some families communicate like that while others don't. I thought it might be a cultural thing, but I'm not sure if it is.
@gabbymg (128)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Honestly I never say that, but a lot of my friends and family do. In a way it's aggravating because I always want to tell them to stop being so freaking bossy but at the same time I know they don't mean it in that light. Plus, they're mostly trying to keep your best interest at hand.
• Turks And Caicos Islands
11 Sep 10
I know what you mean. It also annoys me when people do that.