Tips from Dad

Make magazine asked its readers for advice and tips from their dads. The collection they published for Fathers Day is eclectic, to say the least.
Whenever I’d got overwhelmed, my dad would say: “You know how to eat an elephant, Kevin? One bite at a time.” -Kevin Devaney

“Don’t tell your mom.” -Gary Sanders

If you ever have to shoot someone, make sure you empty the gun. That makes it look like you were scared. -Sam Murphy

If it can’t be fixed with a pair of pliers and baling wire, it can’t be fixed. -Wade Erickson

Dad: “son, hand me a wrench”
Son: “what size wrench you want Dad?”
Dad: “Doesn’t matter, I’m gonna use it as a hammer!” -Jon Oxford

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Me (at age 12): "Dad, I really don't understand what I'm supposed to do. It doesn't matter how hard I try its never good enough for anyone."

Dad: "Some day you will figure it out."

Me (at age 21): "Dad, I figured it out, I know why I'm never good enough..."

Dad: "Can we talk about something more my level, like cell-phones or something?"

His advice was always "Someday you will figure it out." Clearly indicating that he himself had never figured it out. He is also one of these people who thinks the world is too confusing to make sense of, so he isn't interested in hearing any theories.

First thing I remember was askin' papa, "Why?",
For there were many things I didn't know.
And Daddy always smiled; took me by the hand,
Sayin', "Someday you'll understand."

Well, I'm here to tell you now each and ev'ry mother's son
You better learn it fast; you better learn it young,
'Cause, "Someday" Never Comes." - Someday Never Comes, Creedance Clearwater Revival
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