In life, there are some annoying requests we have to make.
- Do this.
- Don’t do that.
- Remember to do the thing you’ll forget which will upset me, and therefore, upset you.
So how do we make these requests without sounding annoying (and actually get the results we’re looking for)?
(Many of these examples are urine-related. Oh well.)
“If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown flush it down.”
“If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat.”
“If you kill it, fill it.”
Isn’t that more pleasant than nagging and / or negotiating?
What other rhyme requests do you use?