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10 things you should never say to people in positions of authority

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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 12:00 am

Response 1

1. Cussing. When you cuss, it gives the adult a bad image of you, and could increase your chance of getting in trouble.

2. Call the adult “dude” or “brah.” When addressing them, use Mr. or Mrs., and their last name.

3. Don’t say, “You can’t tell me what to do.” Because if you’re under 18, then they kind of can tell you what to do.

4. Don’t make inappropriate or sexually related jokes. You don’t know how they might take it.

5. Don’t make racist comments. They are offensive, even if you don’t intend them to be.

6. Don’t discuss your sex life. This is a highly inappropriate topic and can lead them to judge you.

7. Don’t over use the word “like” or “uhm.” This is showing the adult how improper your grammar is.

8. Don’t say “whatever” or act like you don’t care what they’re talking about. This really irritates adults.

9. Don’t threaten them, or act like you’re more important than them. This shows your maturity level and that you don’t know how to act as an adult.

10. Don’t degrade them, like calling them fat or ugly. This could just result in you getting in more trouble than you planned.

Response 2

1. “Make me!”

2. “You’re not my boss.”

3. “What are you going to make me do?”

4. “Whoa, you’re hot.”

5. “Are you single?”

6. “Are you pregnant?”

7. “You won’t!”

8. “I like a man in uniform.”

9. “You can’t do anything.”

10. “You’re stupid.”

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