Originally Posted by clairegoad
I avoid saying negatives... Many brains fail to hear the n't and hear it as "forget to come home."
The better example is "Remember to bring home some milk." rather than don't forget to bring home milk.
Seems like a little thing.. but it helped me for years with my teenager and my non-communicative roommate.
I'm not that heavy about it. It's somewhat of a private joke with us.
However, I AM a pessimist so I'm going to continue to say "Don't forget" instead of "Remember". "Remember to come home" just doesn't have teh pop. Besides, I don't have teenagers or non-communicative roommates.