During my first year of employment in my current private K-12 school, I remember walking over to the high school building with another teacher. We were chatting about the obstacles we were facing in trying to lose weight as we came through the entrance lined with teens sprawled out studying or enjoying their lunch. Just as we walked in I said "My problem is that I have a terrible coke habit". Fifteen heads immediately popped up from their books to stare at me with their mouths agape. Realizing that they had misunderstood, I immediately looked down at them and said "Soda!!!! Coca-cola!!! Sugary drink!" My friend just giggled as we proceeded into the building. The moral of this story is "Not only do you have to watch what you say, but pay attention to the way you say it!"