Are you an 'Agony Aunt' or 'Uncle'?

@allknowing (65234)
India
December 4, 2011 11:58pm CST
You find them everywhere be it in offices, among relatives, among friends or even among neighbours. How useful do you find their advice if at all you have listened to them or do you play that role and how interesting do you find it?
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
5 Dec 11
I do play the role of an "agony aunt " to an office mate i am close with. She would always go to my table and talk about her various problems and anxieties on her job. Sometimes, i would advise her to relax and prioritize what she has to do. She would take my time in listening to her woes and i advise her on the above. Sometimes, i feel like when seeing her come into my table , i would fake to go out to pee. That i would always do, when i felt that i had enough of her whines.
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@allknowing (65234)
• India
5 Dec 11
That could be quite annoying sometimes specially when the 'agony aunt' is not in a mood. I too have someone like that who will call me up at the drop of a hat and talk about the same thing every single day. I feel sorry for her that she is not able to accept what cannot be cured.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
5 Dec 11
Oh, if that happens to me , that she will be telling the same story again and again, i will surely tell her to stop it. I hate it when stories are being repeated over and over again. I would tell her, "oh you told me that already".
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
5 Dec 11
My son calls me an 'agony aunt' and though I did not do it deliberately, situation always turned to out to be like that. I am normally a reasonably good listener and people would start talking after one or two interactions.I have found my friends' advice and thoughts quite useful on a few occasions. It is always good to have a third point of view from another non-involved party.
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@allknowing (65234)
• India
5 Dec 11
There is that something with which one can identify 'agony aunts'. They fit in perfectly without making an effort. I too am one of those where people open up but this I noticed in my own generation but the youngsters keep things to themselves.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
5 Dec 11
In my case, it is the reverse. People who are younger tend to talk to me like this and if they are closer to my age, it is rare. Old people can talk to me. It is only difficult with same age people.
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@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
5 Dec 11
I think I'm my friend's agony aunt too. Especially when it comes to their relationships. They come to me and I try to help. But that's not just the case. When I have relationship problems, I go to them too. So yeah I guess me and my friends are "agony aunts". And their advices, yes they are helpful at times but at times, you just want someone to listen to you rant.
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@allknowing (65234)
• India
5 Dec 11
It is a give and take policy it seems in your case. We all need a shoulder to cry on and what better shoulder than that of an agony aunt!
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
5 Dec 11
Morning, dear! I tend to face things the same as "bing"..let them talk, I listen....usually when they are finished they have come to their own conclusions..and go their Merry way! I, do..tho, have an "I told you so," neighbour! No matter what..no matter when, she always has to interject in most communications..."I told you so,"...OR "I could HAVE told you so!" Drives me "willy wanka"...just like a gnatty little fruit fly! I was on T.V., last Sat. morning in my little "Cheffy Preppy" uniform...they featured Galiano on the B.C. morning news..aand one of the "go to" places on Galiano is the Pub. Too funny!
@allknowing (65234)
• India
5 Dec 11
It looks like it is time we had a myLot club of 'agony aunts' what say? A more on the Galiano please. There is someone wearing the on the other side of the universe. Waiting
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@vandana7 (65027)
• India
5 Dec 11
I hope I am not. :) I do have quite a few - they are too dominating. One funny characteristic I noticed amongst all these "agony aunts" is that their children do not come up very well. I found their children turn into gamblers, embezzlers, forgerers, drunkards, and pedophiles. They invariably dominated their husbands. May be I am prejudiced.
@Mashnn (4503)
5 Dec 11
Some of them are very useful while others will criticize you and give no better advice. You need to be careful when dealing with some of them.