Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, and we want to hear stories about your dad. What's the best — or worst — piece of fatherly advice your dad gave to you? Leave your answer in the comment section, or call us at 877-8-MY-TAKE, and we might play your stories on air on Friday's show.
HC from Oklahoma City, OK (via text):
It wasn't really a piece of advice, but rather, it was him being himself — good and bad — that I have taken my lessons from and it's made me who I am. And what lessons have I taken from him? "Love God, love your family, work hard, take it easy and don't sweat the small stuff ... it'll be OK."
Listener from Las Cruces, NM (via text):
Don't squat with spurs on.
Listener from Florida (via text):
Worst advice: dreams are for fools.
Maryska from Augusta, AR (via text):
My dad taught me how to shuffle cards, make pancakes, and play chess, but the best advice he ever gave me was to be self reliant.
Sara from Davie, FL (via text):
My father always told me that being second place was the same thing as being the first of the losers. His father told him that haste is plebeian.
Listener from Oklahoma City, OK (via text):
"Life sucks" is the one thing my father said that stuck with me.
Listener from Coventry, RI (via text):
Retire as early as possible so you are still healthy enough to enjoy it.
Listener from New Brunswick, NJ (via text):
"Cast the widest net:" don't be narrow professionally, culturally, socially, etc. Don't let yourself become narrow.
Janice Bissell (via Facebook):
The first time you get into trouble, I will accept the call and bail you out. The second time you get into trouble, I don't know you. (Not sure if this is best OR worst...)
Lyndon Dees (via Facebook):
He told me to not take any wooden nickels. I thought that was weird, since I've never seen a wooden nickel. I think that if I saw one and it was offered to me, I probably would take it because of the novelty factor.
@LindaLuAllen (via Twitter):
Best: always look at all four tires before you get in a car. Worst: being thin is the most important thing.