Etiquette School is in session! > "What an interesting assumption."

DD used it on the school bus

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Tanya:
She's 8.  A boy was teasing her on the bus yesterday afternoon.  He was saying stuff like "Is so and so your boyfriend?"  She says she turned around, looked straight at him and said, "What an interesting assumption."  The boy was quiet for awhile and then said, "What does that even mean?"  She told him he needed to figure it out for himself and he was still puzzling it out when the bus reached her stop.  He may not have known what it meant, but it ended that episode of teasing.

Shortcake:
Way to go for your DD! It got her the result she wanted!   ;D

sasha:

--- Quote from: Tanya on October 04, 2007, 12:52:16 PM ---She's 8.  A boy was teasing her on the bus yesterday afternoon.  He was saying stuff like "Is so and so your boyfriend?"  She says she turned around, looked straight at him and said, "What an interesting assumption."  The boy was quiet for awhile and then said, "What does that even mean?"  She told him he needed to figure it out for himself and he was still puzzling it out when the bus reached her stop.  He may not have known what it meant, but it ended that episode of teasing.

--- End quote ---

I get that she's eight and all and was being teased, but how is a straightforward question an assumption?

Sasha

MDefarge:
It's interesting that he assumed it was any of his *business*
It's interesting that he assumed she had a BF at 8 YEARS OLD!!
It's interesting that he assumed he could bother her on the bus....

ShadesOfGrey:

--- Quote from: Tanya on October 04, 2007, 02:03:20 PM ---She's 8!  The point is that she handled the situation without getting upset or getting into trouble.  Who cares if it doesn't quite match the question?  Does it really matter?

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That sounded kinda hostile.  Perhaps there's a misunderstanding?

It's cool that she learned the phrase, but sasha was merely pointing out that she used it inappropriately.  How else will she learn to use it appropriately if it's not pointed out to her when she doesnt (and when she does as well)? Also, you specifically posted in this folder (rather than the family and children folder, or cuteliness beyond belief folder) which is meant to showcase the use of this phrase. 

That's totally fair game in the forum - especially since it's in the rules that if you cant handle people pointing contrary opinions out, then you shouldnt really be posting, and there's a thread in this very folder about using the phrase appropriately.

So all in all, your daughter is good for handling the situation without getting upset or getting into trouble, and sasha is good for pointing out an inappropriate use of the phrase.  I am sure you'll get plenty more posts on both topics   :)

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