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21 Questions Writers Are Sick Of Being Asked

"Can you do me a favour?"

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1. "We really like you. Can you give us a shout-out in one of your articles?"

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2. "Can you help write a creative essay for my daughter's school project?"

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No, fuck off.

3. "Can you please make my résumé for me please?"

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If you are old enough to think you deserve a job, you're old enough to make your own résumé.

4. "Can you please proofread this 10-page essay for me?"

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Oh sure, can you please build a shed for me? Because I get paid for this shit.

5. "Pleeeeease?"

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At once.

6. "Are you looking for a 'real' job?"

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LISTEN HERE U LIL SHIT.

7. "Can you pleeease come up with a caption for this? You're the writer."

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Yeah, let me just do everything. Can I also get you a soft drink, maybe some lemonade?

8. "Can you help me write a birthday wish? You know, since you're good at this."

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AM I BEING SHAT WITH?

9. "Can you put in a word for me at the organisation where you work (as a writer)?"

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I don't want to risk recommending your inept ass, but I don't know how to tell you this.

10. *Writes something terrible* "So, was it good? Asking because this is what you do."

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I have no time for feedback. Don't hurt my heart and embarrass the both of us.

11. "Ugh, why did you write that?"

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Because I wanted to. Deal. With. It.

12. "Can you please do my assignment?"

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HOW ARE YOU BLATANTLY ASKING THIS, HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

13. "So since you're a journalist, you can write about politics, right?"

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I work on the fucking fashion and lifestyle desk.

14. "So do you smoke a lot of cigarettes?"

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Yeah, it's a prerequisite for becoming a writer.

15. "But I'm sure you drink a lot of coffee, right?"

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Do you drink a lot of stupid potion?

16. "So my boss asked me to do this but I don't know how. Can you do it for me?"

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NAW, BITCH, YOU GETTIN' PAID FOR THIS.

17. "Can you create a blog for me and teach me how to blog?"

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BRUH.

18. *Phone call* "Hey, what's another world for 'contemplation'?"

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HELLO, YES THIS IS GOOGLE, HOW MAY I HELP YOU TODAY?

19. "Wow, so you can't even write a free report for me? It's not like I'm asking you for a huge favour."

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Yeah, this is how I make a living soooo...

20. "I love your work and I'm really inspired by you and I was wondering if you could--"

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You need a favour, don't you? Cut the bullshit.

21. And the worst: "Will you write an article for us? We can't pay but it'll do wonders for your exposure."

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No, thanks, but what I can do is tell you to fuck off immediately.