Inform and Explain
Unofficial and Unwritten Rules
In Sherman Alexie's (2007) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the narrator, Junior, a native American who relocated to an all-white school, shares the following unofficial and unwritten rules for fighting:
The Unofficial and Unwritten (but you better follow them or you're going to get beaten twice as hard) Spokane Indian Rules of Fisticuffs
Rule 1: "If somebody insults you, then you have to fight him."
Rule 2: If you think someone is going to insult you, then you have to fight him."
Rule 3: "If you think someone is thinking about insulting you, then you have to fight him."