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How grave of a mistake is it to misuse 'tu' and 'vous'?

I'm not speaking of contexts in which I should appropriately use 'tu' or 'vous', I'm actually referring to the actual shock of it all. Is it the equivalent (in english, for example) of saying "Hey ...
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How do you decide whether to use “vous” or “tu”? / Comment choisir entre « vous » et « tu » ?

When talking to someone, how do you decide when to use "vous" or "tu"? Example: Comment allez-vous ? or Comment vas-tu ? Comment choisir entre vous et tu quand on s'adresse à ...