Friday, January 16, 2009

Listen to this one Dr. Laura call

Wednesday evening I had a little fever so I went to bed, and took Dr. Laura with me. This one call made me laugh. Dennis was in the other room reading his book wondering what I found so funny. At first it might not make a lot of sense but just hang in there.
I loved her advice. Do you agree?

There must be a better way to bring this audio to you, but this is the only way I know.
video

15 comments:

Dad and Susan said...

How strange! It takes all kinds...
Makes one wonder how that caller got thru the screening process. Or maybe the screener thought the world should know the extent of Dr. Laura's challenges. If you were listening to the radio, how did you get this recorded? Are her broadcasts on line also? Tell us the secret of getting Aunt Betty to speak to us. Love, Dad and Susan

Jill said...

I just knew you were going to say something like this Susan.:)
referring to your Aunt Betty line :)
I get Dr. Laura's program through StreamLink...and then I put her programs on my IPOD and listen to it that way. So what you saw on my blog was the speakers to my IPOD.

Jill said...

Oh, and I meant to also add, that I know what you mean, it is a very odd call. But really, the things people get upset about, huh?!

Logan and Amy Heasley said...

It was a strange call but I do not like how Dr. Laura deals with it. I don't even know why people call her in the first place. Dr. Laura asks questions and then never lets her callers finish their answer. And I don't agree when Dr. Laura told this caller to join in and at the dinner table to say "please pass the Aunt Mary", which is the salt. I think Dr. Laura needs some serious help herself. Thats my opinion!
Amy

Richard said...

How did Brocks surgery turn out??

grandmapeg said...

I agree with Amy on this one. I don't agree with how Dr. Laura handled this one. I like some things about her but I don't like how she doesn't let people answer. I think she has gone the way most of these talk show hosts have gone...they listen to so many callers say how wonderful they (the hosts)are, that they start believing it themselves!

Jill said...

I like it when people disagree with me. Makes life interesting. So, please do tell me...what advice do you think Dr Laura should have given this woman? Or put another way, what would you do if your relative was calling animals or boyfriends, as cousins or aunts or uncles or grandma?

And I do agree that Dr. Laura can be very rude at times. And I don't like all her advice, but I did like her advice on this call.

Jill said...

Richard...Brock is on the mend. Erin said he is eating light foods and I guess the meds are controlling the pain so far. Thanks for asking!

Dennis said...

Oh, well. I think I'll go out to the garage and feed Uncle Alex (the cat). He thinks I'm his favorite nephew.

-Den

Rebecca said...

Oh....Dennis makes me laugh!!!!! Good way to start my day. As for the call, I say "if that is the worst problem in your life, you are going to be ok!"

And, as for calling pets relative names, I did have a parakeet that looked like my aunt when I was a little girl............

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Good point Rebecca. I just can't understand why the woman was so upset over that.

I have a cousin who calls her cats her children and sends me letters and cards signed with her name and the cats.

She also calls the pets my grandparents had by Cousin George, then it was cousin Suzy and now it is Cousin James.

grandmapeg said...

Okay..you asked so this is my opinion. I think Dr. Laura should have just said that the child can refer to animals as relatives in her mother's home but she cannot do it in her father's and step mother's house. It's the step mother's home and if she doesn't think it's right then why should she allow the child to do it? It's the principle. Let's say the custodial mother has a bedtime curfew for the child at her house of 10:00 but at the step mother's house it is 9:00 and the child puts up a fuss, well, that's just the rules of the step mother's home. Not that curfews and the naming animals is on the same level, but it's the principle of the rules of the home in which the child is in. How did this caller get in, in the first place? I think some of these calls are dumb.

Kris said...

I say, "Life's short...call a pet what you want." There are worse things. :)

Lisa said...

Dennis CRACKS ME UP. This is actually my first Dr. Laura I'ver heard, but I thought it was pretty funny. Kids are just like that. Their worlds are their own and some people are just uptight. High strung. But then I'm so loosely wound, my life is usually a mess. Oh well...thanks for the laugh!

darlene said...

I would really like to know WHY this woman calls people and pets names that make them sound like relatives. Maybe it's a philosophical point of view, like: "All things are related" or "Treat pets like people. Maybe in another life they will come back as one" Or is it just a fun game with no more meaning than that? I think it's pretty hilarious, actually. If it were me, I would ask the woman why she does it. That would influence how I dealt with it. My husband always names our vehicles funny names. At first I found it annoying, but as the years went by, I found it kind of endearing. Now I refer to our vehicles by the names he chooses and don't think a thing about it. It merely shows a fondness for the vehicle and an appreciation for how it tirelessly gets us around. Nothing more that that.