Originally Posted by LovingRadiance
Repeat what you think that they meant and ask them if it's what they meant.
Then ask if they wanted your opinion before giving it.
I think it's a good practice to ask if someone wants your opinion before giving it, often times, they don't want it.
The way I see that is, if you don't want people having an opinion on a subject, don't start discussing that subject with them. There are people who just want to vent their frustration, but there are also those who just want to help. =]