Thursday, November 29, 2007

Learning to Say No

Hear the request. Wait for a maximum of four seconds. Look up and say you can't do it.

If you wait any longer you're either going to say Yes or a horribly apologetic version of a No, you'll wish you were a thousand miles away in an empty beer barrel weighted down with an iron ball and sinking to the bottom of the sea when the question was asked.

5 comments:

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

hey chands
didnt realise y were so full of practical wisdom!!!!!!!!1

CJ said...

@ammai: now u know! ;)

Dhruv said...

and when what you start as a horribly apologetic version of a No inadvertently ends up being an utterly hypocritical Yes, it's the worst.

sukanya said...

the longer the delay of refusal, the consequences exponentially grow worse..

CJ said...

@dhruv: absolutely! u know those times when u alllmooost say NO but realize u've just said YES? it's crazy!

@sis: i know... and ur disaster_delay_time runs in milliseconds after a certain point!