I love your show and thought this list of "Ten Commandments" for the Dr. Laura program I came up with would be helpful to your listeners. I also got a good laugh out of writing them, so here goes:
- Don't ask if she can hear you. If she can't, she'll let you know.
- "Stop" really does mean "stop!" Don't talk over her (and you KNOW you hear her talking). She might actually help you if you listen. After all, isn't that why you called?
- Although you may be giggling out of nervousness, please don't laugh about your own life. If you don't take it seriously, why should Dr. Laura?
- If you've already done something related to your problem or question, say you did it up front. Don't wait until Dr. Laura gives you advice to say you already did it. It's a waste of time, probably not true, and it's just plain annoying!
- The program is called the "Dr. Laura" program. She earned the title. Please don't call her "Laura."
- Women: don't complain that your husband doesn't love you all day if you allow your kids not to be loved all day in daycare.
- Values are values and right is right regardless of the "what ifs," "buts," and " I justs...."
- If your answers to Dr. Laura's questions are "I don't know," then check your channel listing. This is not the Psychic Radio Network.
- WebMD does not give you credentials to diagnose someone, and not everyone is a narcissist.
- Don't lie to Dr. Laura. She can spot BS from a mile away. It's not helpful and it's insulting, and she just may say "Have a nice day" and end your call!