Pointing out mistakes is not acceptable nowadaysMany a time, I cannot tolerate if the things are done against the usual practice. When our child was very small, in his crawling stage, my wife used to sweep the entire rooms of the house thrice. My father and I used to pick up any small particles like bangle bits or coconut shell pieces etc found on the floor as the small child may pick up and swallow it. Now both, my wife and father, are not alive and I am the lone member practising the old habits.
In my house, I have got a bad name now as I point out the mistakes or correct the mistakes of others. My sister-in-law is used to pouring water on the floor and leaving it unwiped. It makes me tell her that she herself or their small child might slip and fall down as the ground was smooth and water may not be noticed. When I see any bits of waste particles on the ground and tell my sister-in-law to sweep well as children are there, she/ they don't like it. This care and caution I express have now become wrong as told to me by my brother. He says I am always irritating them.
Is it a mistake on my part or is it reluctance on their part to accept their mistake? Let us share our experiences and viewpoints in this connection, especially in relation to our family members.