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Very Little Candle Left

I’m tired. My candle is pretty much gone.

Note to self: next time somebody asks you to do something extra, say no.

I’m off to Lynchburg VA tomorrow, via Charlotte. I’m worried about getting out of the house by 5 am. I’m worried about my connection. I’m worried about getting my wheelchair back in Charlotte. I’m worried about whether the lift they use to get you into a turboprop will be functional. If I wasn’t so tired, I wouldn’t be worrying so much.

I’m going to sleep on the plane.

Oh, and my shoulders hurt. I’m even letting people open doors for me.

Katja

2 Comments

  1. mdmhvonpa

    Yeah, that ‘Yes’ gene is tough to supress. Damn chromosomes.

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  2. Patricia Tryon

    Obviously you need a Mrs OotFP injection. Whereas in child rearing I always looked for ways to get to “yes”, at 50+ I have become very adept at NO. No, thank you. No, I will not. No, that is not something I am going to do. No. No. No.

    Sometimes, if I feel a bit wobbly, I say, “Well, I’ll think about it and get back to you if I will.” If they press further, then I have usually recovered sufficient gumption to say, “As of right now, my answer would have to be ‘no’.”

    Wanna know something that surprises me? Anymore, I do not apologize for saying no. I have realized I am doing my supplicant a favor by being straight up, unambiguous, and not wasting their time.

    Heh.

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