If I’ve Told You Once, I’ve Told You a Million Times – Don’t Exaggerate!

My father loved to give advice in pithy brief sound-bites, like “Neither a borrower or a lender be,” “If you break your leg, don’t come running to me,” and “Moderation in all things, including moderation.” One of our favorites was when he helped us do story problems in math, and we could count on him to say RTFQ (for “Read the F-ing Question”). And of course, he frequently admonished us to stick to the facts and refrain from exaggerating, particularly when it came to why we couldn’t help with the dishes (“I have nine hours of homework!”) or why we were fighting (“She’s been bugging me for three days straight!”). Read More If I’ve Told You Once, I’ve Told You a Million Times – Don’t Exaggerate!