Ask Tia Juana

     Tia Juana will cheerfully provide advice for anyone that asks.  Just mail your questions to “Ask Tia Juana” at PO Box 8, Van Horn, Texas 79855.  All questions will remain anonymous unless there is a chance for extortion.  Disclaimer:  Tia Juana is not a licensed counselor or therapist and none of the advice should be considered professional.

Dear Tia,

I have a friend who loves to sing along with every song she knows on the radio, and her repertoire is huge! This is a woman who can’t remember what day of the week it is, but can sing along with every song from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.  Luckily, she quit learning songs from the 90’s and beyond, so needless to say, anytime we ride anywhere together, I try to listen to talk radio or the news.  What makes matters worse is that my friend’s voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard or cats in heat.  How can I enjoy listening to music again without hurting my friend’s feelings or pushing her out of the car?


Dear Earache,

Unfortunately, your friend is oblivious of her annoying behavior, and in her mind, she has a voice that rivals Beyoncé`.  There is very little hope to change her sing-a-longs except to develop a love for rap, and hope that she doesn’t learn the lyrics, or whatever the words to rap are called.  Your second suggestion to slow to a roll and push her out of the car may be more successful.  Good luck!


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