By Anonymous - 13/02/2010 08:47 - United States

Today, my brother's home for his annual visit, lectures my parents once about their eating habits. They promptly throw away all of their junk food. I'm there every Sunday, and have been telling them to eat healthier for medical reasons. They never listen. He's in sales, and I'm in med school. FML
I agree, your life sucks 27 892
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He has charisma, you don't. Med school is right for you -- you can make tons of money even if you have no personality.

Don't make a big deal out of it. Maybe they just threw away the junk food to make their son feel better, since they see him so rarely. But that doesn't mean they'll suddenly change their eating habits just because of a speech. And if they actually do, you should be happy they're eating healthier.

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Lol FYL

you have to admit he's a MUCH better salesman than you are!! Medics are just geeks ... If you want to change peoples' behavior, you studied the wrong subject ... Fail.

lol you are an @$$

no we know who your daddy and mommy love the most, or could it be fear the most? either way they wish u were never born.

I don't get it?! confusion!!!!

smart parents dont listen to their daughters

Well, you've been presented a very interesting test subject. Look back to their behaviour, think about their reactions, and use this knowledge to have an idea of how ordinary, average people will react to your recommendations as a doctor. Think of the approach used by your brother, and try to find a better way to make people listen to your advices. It's most likely simply a question of the vocabulary used, or of the intonations while making the recommendations. Or it is really, as was previously suggested, because your parents don't respect your knowledge as a doctor-to-be, and believe that they know better than you.

why does my post say "error-variable is missing" ?

59 YDI go back to school.

your a fail

lol--I figured that much. what I can't noodle out is which / what variable... I haven't seen this error before, and don't know how to fix it

wow ur parents didn't listen to u. not a fyl. nor ydi.

He's a salesman. If he wasn't more persuasive then you he'd probably be fired already.

The variable they are looking for is "x"

maybe you were an accident...

Dude, that's just an awful thing to say! I don't know whether or not OP would say this, but f*ck you!

He's in sales which means its not always about the facts, he's persuasive.

favorite child?

Or maybe it's because they see him much less often and want to keep him happy while he's there...

^^Shes is made up of awesome, hence the name ^____^

He has charisma, you don't. Med school is right for you -- you can make tons of money even if you have no personality.

lol! true. doctors don't need humor, charisma, or a soul to bring a paycheck home ;3

people ignore facts. they respond best to fear. learn how fox news behaves.

I'm gonna be in med-school soon and the situation is the other way around; my family telling ME to eat healthier. >.<

What's the FML there - he is in sales - meaning he is good at convincing people. Be glad that he managed to convince them of the right thing, and maybe you can even learn something from him.

st0815, I agree

very true. he has the skills to sell the idea. which u obviously lacked. I still don't see how this is a true FML?

Oddly enough, doctors make more money from the patients that DON'T listen. The ones that take the doctor's advice seriously don't come back much. OP, with your poor skills of persuasion, you should be a very successful doc:)

LOL #14 wins.

I spy another Internet god. :0

agreed #3

He's obviously a bigger douchebag and is more pushy. He actually threw out their junk food. Also, eff you both. Leave them alone.

It says "they" threw it away implying her parents. -.- Their ultimate choice.

Most likely just to shut the guy up!

Why would they bother? If they didn't mind having the OP tell them to throw it all way, why would they suddenly throw it all away just to shut up a sibling that rarely comes by?

Don't make a big deal out of it. Maybe they just threw away the junk food to make their son feel better, since they see him so rarely. But that doesn't mean they'll suddenly change their eating habits just because of a speech. And if they actually do, you should be happy they're eating healthier.

This. Sibling rivalry sucks but you've got to let it go at some point. If you're in med school, you must be at least 21; now's a good time to act like an adult.

he's in sales so of course he is gonna be more persuasive

he just sold them the health idea. It's easy for him

Let's assume your brothers comments were the last drop...