A and B are going to take a bomb-defusing class tomorrow.

A: I am going to dominate that class. You don't cross-stitch for 20 years without developing a steady hand.

B: Wow, you really think that is a brag, don't you? 20 bucks says, I do better in that class than you do.

A: All right, you're on.

C is super drunk and A is offering to sober her up.

A: I got this. I'm a master at sobering up.

B: Are you sure?

A: Uh, you don't go to the Renaissance Faire every weekend in your 20s without learning how to handle your mead.

B: Great. Thanks, C

I hardly understand what these marked sentences mean. I definitely don't understand the construction, though. Why do they use "don't" here, not "didn't" or "haven't" ?

Those dialogues was taken from an sitcom.


Don't because they are general, timeless statements, for which we usually use the the present simple. "You" is here an indefinite pronoun, not the second person (addressee).

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