For no reason (?)

The teacher gave me a C…

My parents grounded me…

My boss fired me…

The principal suspended me…

My coach benched me…

…for no reason.

Are you sure? Or do you just not know the reason?

It’s possible you’re the victim of someone else’s bad day or bad mood. If you’re not sure, just ask, like this:

Can you help me understand why so I don’t make this mistake again?

You may not agree with the answer. But at least you’ll know the reason. And you’ll be able to avoid a repeat performance.