Unsolicited Suggestions

UNSOLICITED SUGGESTIONS

By Apolinario Villalobos

 

 

  • IF YOU HAVE TASTED THE FOOD OFFERINGS OF A RESTAURANT AND YOU DISLIKE THEM, JUST DO NOT EVER STEP AGAIN ON ITS THRESHOLD.

 

  • IF YOU HAVE A FRIEND THAT YOU FOUND LATER TO HAVE NOT MET YOUR STANDARDS, KEEP A DISTANCE FROM HIM…BUT DO NOT HATE HIM AS HE DID NOT DO YOU ANY HARM IN ANY WAY. MOST ESPECIALLY, CONTINUE RESPECTING HIS PERSON.

 

  • IF YOU FIND THE PROGRAMS OF CERTAIN TV AND RADIO STATIONS OBNOXIOUS, JUST FORGET THAT THEIR CHANNELS EVER EXIST. DO NOT VIEW OR LISTEN TO THEM EVEN OUT OF CURIOSITY AND FILL YOUR HOME WITH RANTINGS AT THE SAME TIME AS YOU MIGHT DIE OF HEART ATTACK!

 

  • IF YOU DO NOT LIKE CERTAIN HISTORICAL FIGURES, BY ALL MEANS, RESPECT THEIR HAVING RESTED FOR A LONG TIME BY NOT MENTIONING THEIR NAMES TO FRIENDS JUST SO YOU CAN DELIGHTFULLY IMPLY THAT YOU HAVE READ THEIR BIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER GIVE AN IMPRESSION THAT YOU ARE A PROLIFIC READER.

 

  • IF YOU HONESTLY AND SECRETLY ADMIT TO YOURSELF THAT YOU CANNOT DO WHAT OTHERS CAN, DO NOT PULL THEM DOWN….JUST SIT ON THE FENCE AND GAWK AT THEM WHILE EATING YOUR HEART OUT, AS THEY GAIN PROGRESS BY THE DAY.

 

  • IF SERIOUS READING OF BROADSHEETS AND TABLOIDS IS NOT FOR YOU BUT YOU GOT NOTHING ELSE TO DO WHILE THEY ARE TEMPTINGLY LYING AROUND, READ THEM BACKWARD BY STARTING AT THE LAST PAGE, INSTEAD OF CURSING AN AIRLINE FOR YOUR DELAYED DEPARTURE, OR WAITING FOR YOUR NUMBER TO BE CALLED IN A BANK.

 

  • IF YOU ONLY WANT PHOTOS AND EASY-TO-VIEW COPY/PASTED OR SHARED BLOGS IN FACEBOOK, SKIP LONG ESSAYS AND POEMS THAT FB PAGE OWNERS POST ON THEIR SITE INSTEAD OF BASHING THE BLOGGER.  FOR ALL YOU KNOW, THERE COULD BE VIEWERS WHO APPRECIATE THEM, WITH SOME WHO MAY JUST BE SHY TO LET THE BLOGGER KNOW THAT THEY (VIEWERS) STUMBLED UPON THE BLOGS WHILE BROWSING THE PUBLIC POSTS, AND THAT OUT OF CURIOSITY WENT ON READING AND FINALLY RELIEVED SOMEHOW THAT THEY DID NOT PUKE AT THE END!…I LOVE THESE “SHY” VIEWERS….MAY THEIR GOD BLESS THEM!

 

  • IF YOU DO NOT BUY THE VIEWS OF A BLOGGER, COME UP WITH YOUR OWN TO EXHAUSTIVELY COUNTER THEM POINT BY POINT AND POST THEM ON YOUR OWN FB PAGE AS OTHER VIEWERS MAY LIKELY COME ACROSS THEM WHILE THEY BROWSE THE PUBLIC POSTS AND EVENTUALLY AGREE WITH YOU. THIS SHALL PREVENT THE UNNECESSARY EXCHANGES OF COMMENTS IN JUST ONE FB PAGE. BLOGS ARE VIEWS/IDEAS/OPINIONS OF THE BLOGGER. POSITIVE COMMENTS FROM APPRECIATIVE VIEWERS ABOUT THE BLOG OFTENTIMES CONTAIN REMINDERS THAT BECOME ENHANCERS FOR WHICH THE BLOGGER SHOULD BE THANKFUL.

 

  • IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR JOB….RESIGN! DO NOT TRY TO DESTROY THE COMPANY THAT SOMEHOW GAVE YOU A SALARY FOR YOUR SUSTENANCE UNTIL YOU FOUND LATER THAT IT IS NOT COMMENSURATE TO YOUR SKILL.

 

  • IF YOU DO NOT LOVE YOUR PARTNER ANYMORE, DO NOT BETRAY THE TRUST CONTAINED IN A CONTRACT THAT BOTH OF YOU SIGNED….JUST CUT THE STRING THAT CONNECT YOU WITH ALL FORMAL CIVILITY.  IN MANY INSTANCES, “SEPARATEDS” EVENTUALLY BECOME “BEST FRIENDS”. IN OTHER WORDS, THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT MAY HAVE BEEN THE “CONSTRICTING FACTOR” IN THEIR “TOGETHERNESS”…AFTER REALIZING FURTHER THAT WHAT THEY NEED IS ACTUALLY, A  “WIDEST POSSIBLE BREATHING SPACE”….OR SIMPLY SAID, THEY ARE NOT MEANT FOR EACH OTHER AS “HUSBAND” AND “WIFE” WHICH ENTAILS TOTAL “CONTROL” OVER EACH OTHER’S LIFE.