I enjoy listening to these two shows on the radio, but they often irritate me. Not the hosts, the callers. I have to wonder about a lot of these callers; if they’ve actually listened to the shows for long, the answers to their questions should be obvious.
Typical Dave Ramsey caller: “I make $500 a year, I have no savings, and I owe a million dollars on my credit cards. Do you think I should get a speed boat?”
Typical Dr. Laura caller: “My live-in boyfriend cheats on me and steals from me, but he says he’ll leave his wife someday. I really, really like him. Should I give him the $1000 I’ve been saving for my kid to go to college?”
What’s even worse than clueless callers are the ones who argue with the host after the advice has been given. Don’t you hate it when people ask for advice and then argue about it if they don’t like it? Then why did you ask? If you only wanted to hear what you’ve already made up your mind to do, then leave me alone.
Or at least stop wasting Dave and Laura’s time.