What Would Chely Do? Read or Listen!
by Chely Sizemore
Bobby writes: Dear Chely: I’ve been seeing a girl for a couple of months now, and I don’t think her mother likes me. Can you give me some ideas of what I can do to make her come around?
Dear Bobby, I admire you for caring whether her mama likes you or not. That means you have a good head on your shoulders. Before I make some suggestions on what to do, let me talk about what not to do.
Don’t take her flowers or candy or anything like that. Parents can see right through that, and it makes you look like you’re trying to butter her up. Once when I was your age a boy who liked me always brought mama wildflowers and she never liked him. I’m not sure if it was him or the way the flowers aggravated her hay fever, but she sure was glad when he hit the road. And she sneezed a lot less, too. Also, don’t try too hard to be nice. That never works out well.Here’s what to do. Always go to the door to pick her up. Always look her mama in the eye. Always tell her where you’re going and what time you’ll be back. Say yes ma’am and no ma’am. Stay at her house sometimes instead of going out. And go to church with them every now and then. You do those things, and she won’t have any reason not to like you. Just don’t bring anything in the house she might be allergic to. (Follow Chely on Twitter.)
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