It is advisable to teach one’s employee how to say the following:

I live at Blank Street, in Blank City, Blank State.

My Manager’s name is Blank. My CEO’S name is Blank.

My last name is Blank.*

Training on these statements can begin early on in the employee’s career and subsequently drilled into his or her brain for years to come. They are Good to Know statements.


For kicks, you might teach your small employee to say the following:

K.Lo (insert your own employee’s name here) rules!

When it’s thundering outside, to make the noise less scary: THUNDER CATS!

Again, training on these statements can begin early on in the employee’s career; the earlier the training, the more entertaining the results.


It is not advisable to teach one’s employee the following, especially not early on in his or her career:

What the hell? (May be made acceptable if said with corresponding regional accent—but no, not really.)

For God’s sake! (I once heard a little boy of 7 or 8 in England say this to his friend of the same age, and it struck me then as very funny. But it was totally the accent. With K.Lo, I more thought, Oh dear.)


*This answer may incite skepticism, followed by a disbelieving laugh. It does here at The Lo.Co.

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  1. Megan says:

    This makes me smile and smile! What the hell?! hee hee!

    Um, the Last Name Blank inciting skepticism and laughter makes me laugh, in and of itself. :)

  1. Kurt says:

    I had a landlord whose nickname was "Shike," which for some reason became the preferred expletive among my friend's kids after I mentioned it, as in "Shike, I forgot to return my library book!"