Friday, July 13, 2007
I've written before about the joy of saying no when asked to do something that doesn't fit with your goals and priorities.
But I realize I've forgotten to quote Miss Manners, who provides such good advice on how to say no.
Her recommended phrase is, "Oh, I'm so terribly sorry, I just can't." If asked why not, her reply is, "Because I'm afraid it's just impossible."
[Quoted from the wonderful book, Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior, by Judith Martin]