Do You Swear Around Your Customers? Should You?

This is an interesting conundrum.  How do you know if you should or shouldn’t swear in front of a client or a customer?

Personally, I find if a client swears in my presence I use it as a sign of comfort.  They’re so comfortable around me that they can swear, that’s a good thing.  I’ll swear right back at them, it ends up sounding like a conversation between Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg (just kidding).

If you go by the general rule; wait till your client, customer or whoever you’re meeting with swears, then and only then you are allowed to.  But, DO NOT be the first to start dropping F-bombs like you’re writing a new Eminem LP, you may end up offending whoever you’re meeting with.  Simple isn’t it.

I might be in the minority here but sometimes swearing can be a sign of trust, but when in doubt always error on the side of not swearing first.

What do you think?  Is swearing a bad thing?  Does it even matter anymore?  Are we desensitized to the point where swearing is common practice? Let me know what you think in the comments below.  And please, watch your language.

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