Don’t color outside the lines.

Don’t dilly dally.

Don’t forget to brush your teeth.

Don’t talk to strangers.

Don’t give me that look, mister.

Don’t cross the street without looking both ways.

Don’t throw it right down the middle of the plate!

Don’t cry over spilled milk.

Don’t say I didn’t tell you so.

Don’t turn your back on me, young man.

Don’t cheat.

Don’t do drugs.

Don’t screw this up.

Don’t have unprotected sex.

Don’t lie.

Don’t steal.

Don’t give up.

Don’t taze me, bro.

Don’t mix whiskey and beer.

Don’t you get it?

Don’t fear the reaper.

Don’t mention it.

Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.

Don’t drink and drive.

Don’t jump.

Don’t shit where you eat.

Don’t fall off the wagon.

Don’t pursue a married woman, Jim.

Don’t piss off the accounting department.

Don’t you remember when things were different between us?

Don’t judge.

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.

Don’t tread on me.

Don’t go.

Don’t jump to conclusions.

Don’t be late.

Don’t work too hard.

Don’t worry about it.

Don’t quit before the miracle happens.

Don’t force the issue.

Don’t swim with hungry sharks.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Don’t take it personally.

Don’t pull the cord too early.

Don’t let the bastards get you down.

Don’t pick a fight with someone who has less to lose.

Don’t give up on your dreams.

Don’t tell me I don’t know what I’m doing.

Don’t cut the red wire.

Don’t be afraid of the dark.

Don’t feed them after midnight.

Don’t keep my daughter out late – or else.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Don’t believe everything you hear.

Don’t panic.

Don’t cross the streams.

Don’t believe your own press.

Don’t think I haven’t heard that one before.

Don’t swim against the rip current.

Don’t call me Shirley.

Don’t Stop Believin’

Don’t piss me off.

Don’t stare at the sun.

Don’t underestimate the power of the dark side.

Don’t eat oysters in months that don’t have an R in them.

Don’t beat yourself up.

Don’t assume anything.

Don’t give me that line of crap.

Don’t forget to write.

Don’t burn bridges.

Don’t settle.

Don’t stop learning.

Don’t lose hope.

Don’t let time slip through your fingers.

Don’t stop looking out at the stars with wonder and curiosity.

Don’t let opportunities go by to show those around you how much you love them.


Jim Mitchem

The Stupidest Fucking Vote in America

Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.

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