Knowledge is power.
I agree with the author that such reminding calls irritate us.
Be indian and buy Indian.
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Also when I am about to do something or have plans of doing something and if the other person comes and tells me to do the same work that I have on my mind, then I will lose the interest in doing it.
Believe in the existence of God the super power.
When we have to do some work in the house somebody from the house also reminds us of that. They may think we may forget about that in our work pressure. We can't avoid this as for them that work is very important. Some aged persons will go on telling us about their requirement till we do that and show him the proof. If they wanted a medicine they will go on reminding us till we purchase that medicine and give it to him. These are all very common in many houses. We can't change those practices very easily.