“Please” and “Thank You” are just the beginning
Our three year old granddaughter was consuming orange slices from the drink bar at Fuzzy Taco’s while we waited for our order. After she sucked all the juice from her last slice, she turned to her mom and said, “Go get me more oranges!” We all raised our eyebrows because her tone sounded more like an order than a request.
Her mom said calmly, “That isn’t how we ask. What’s the magic word?”
Puzzled, she thought for a few seconds before replying with certainty, “Go.”
We covered our laughter. Yet how often do we consider how we speak or sound to others?
Can you recall a time when an argument pursued just because of one word misspoken?
Or maybe a time when you said something intending to be cute but it came out hurtful?
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