One of my friends has a real problem. And by real, I actually mean really freaking annoying. Here’s the thing, she just doesn’t know how to say no. Ask her to help you move all weekend, despite that it’s her mum’s birthday and she’s actually really busy organising a troupe of fireman strippers to make an appearance—she’ll say yes. Ask her to pick you up from the international airport at 3am in the morning, even though—unbeknownst to you—that weekend she’s joining a hippy cult somewhere out yonder.Oh yeah, she’ll say yes to that too. (Both—joining the cult and the airport pickup.)
Sounds like a real sweetheart polly-do-gooder type huh?
ARE YOU PLAGUED WITH THE SAME PROBLEM?
That’s where you’re wrong! (I think.) So while you think she’s going to help you (because that’s the kind of person she is) she just never shows up. Not a phone call. Not a text. Not even a message by carrier pigeon. Nothing. And what’s more infuriating is, the next time you see her, she’ll act as though nothing has happened. The thing is, it’s not because she doesn’t want to help you, it out of a sheer terror that she just can’t do it. She just can’t say no.
It all sounds funny, but if you suffer from such an affliction, it can land you in all sorts of trouble. Don’t even get me started on the guy she’s betrothed to. Let’s just say … I’m predicting medieval-themed nuptials in her very near future. Poor lass.
Know someone like her? Are you plagued with the same problem? Do you think it’s rude to say no too? Leave me some love below sugar, I’d love to know what you think. MC