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* 20 Unpleasant Conversations (p.4 of 5)

 

20.14�� When you want an annoying person to leave

 

Go away!�� Listen�� A �Leave me!��� <�Tom! Tom! What�s the matter?� � �I�m mad at you. Go away!�>

Get lost!�� Listen�� A �Make yourself missing! Disappear! Go out of sight!��� <�I�m sorry about our conversation!� � �You�re such a pest. Get lost.�>

Get out of here!�� Listen�� A �Leave this place! Go away!��� <�Leave my room now! Don�t you understand? Get out of here!�>

Beat it!�� Listen�� A �Get out of here!��� <�Children, go somewhere else to make noise. Beat it!�>

Bug off!�� Listen�� <�Don�t you have anything else to do? Bug off!�>

Buzz off!�� Listen�� <�Quit following me around! Buzz off!�>

Shoo!�� Listen�� <�I don�t want to see you. Shoo!�>

Go jump in the lake!�� Listen�� A �Get lost! Disappear!��� <�I don�t need a watchdog! Go jump in the lake!�>

Go jump off a cliff!�� Listen�� <�You�re driving me crazy! Go jump off a cliff!�>

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20.15�� When you feel you are not welcome

 

If you want me to leave, why don't you just say so?�� Listen�� <�You don�t need to affect friendliness toward me. If you want me to leave, why don�t you just say so?�>

If you want me to leave, just ask.�� Listen�� <�Am I disturbing you? If you want me to leave, just ask.�>

Would you like me to leave?�� Listen�� <�It seems like you guys are going to have a private conversation. Would you like me to leave?�>

Do you want me to leave?�� Listen�� <�I know you don�t like my presence. Do you want me to leave?�>

Do you want me to go away?�� Listen�� <�We used to be friends. I see something has changed. Do you want me to go away?�>

I know I'm not wanted here.�� Listen�� <�I�m leaving this place now. I know I�m not wanted here.�>

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20.16�� When you want to be left alone

 

Leave me alone.�� Listen�� <�What on Earth did I do to you? Explain!� � �Leave me alone. I�m busy. Don�t you see?�>

I just want to be left alone.�� Listen�� <�I�ve heard enough of this nonsense! I just want to be left alone.�>

I'm asking you to leave me alone.�� Listen�� <�Please stop bothering me. I�m asking you to leave me alone.�>

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20.17�� When a person makes you angry

 

I'm really upset with you right now.�� Listen�� A �I am angry with you.��� <�Stop pouting. Aren�t we friends?� � �I am really upset with you now. Leave me alone.�>

I'm mad at you.�� Listen�� <�Why didn�t you help me out when I needed it? I�m mad at you.�>

You're pissing me off.�� Listen�� <�I hate the way you talk. I hate the way you dress. I hate everything about you. You are pissing me off.�>

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20.18�� When you are not happy with what a person has done

 

How could you do that?�� Listen�� A �Why didn�t you stop yourself from doing that?��� <�You broke my grandmother�s favorite statuette! How could you do that?�>

How could you do such a thing?�� Listen�� <�You stole my boyfriend! How could you do such a thing? I�m your best friend!>

What on Earth were you thinking?�� Listen�� <�Why did you speed on the freeway? Have you forgotten that cops patrol it regularly and you got a speeding ticket recently? What on Earth were you thinking?�>

What could you have been thinking?�� Listen�� <�You have been stealing money from the company for a few years, and eventually you got caught. What could you have been thinking?�>

What got into you?�� Listen�� A �What silly idea got into you?��� <�Billy, why are you taking toys from your little sister? Don�t you see she is crying? What got into you?�>

What possessed you to do that?�� Listen�� <�Billy, did you try to wash our cat with soap in a bathtub? What possessed you to do that?�>

I hope you're sorry.�� Listen�� <�So, you flunked your school test again. Obviously, you hadn�t studied hard enough. I hope you are sorry.�>

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20.19�� When you are angry about the thing a person has done

 

I can't believe you did that!�� Listen�� <�I punched your brother right in the eye.� � �I can�t believe you did that!�>

When will you ever learn?�� Listen�� <�You saw the children were fighting. Why didn�t you stop them? What kind of father are you? When will you ever learn?�>

All you think about is yourself.�� Listen�� <�You stole money from the company, and now you have to go to jail. All you think about is yourself.�>

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