posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 01:00 AM
Yah, when you get old (experienced) enough, you will finally be able to say "no" to people without feeling guilt.
Personally, I just got tired of my neighbors and some family expecting me to help them fix things, baby sit, watch pets, care for elderly, etc. People
took advantage of my good will and just became so overly expectant of me to jump and help me now and yet never be there for me if I needed something
from them. It became clear that they had used up all their favor status over the years and I finally just began to shun them the same way they did me.
Boy were they upset at first. Some have still not talked to me ever since I wouldn't help them move furniture or fix stuff for free anymore.
They wouldn't take no for an answer. It was so funny to watch them try the gamut of manipulation to get me to break my back for them and I just kept
saying no, no, no. They get mad, they get flattering, they get pleading, and then they act like, "Well , humph, I'll never ask you for anything
again". And I'm like, "Good". (With a smile). Crazy funny. I have recently come to believe that some "Americans" are like left over slavers or
people that think the world owes them a living or something. They walk all over your feelings any way or ignore you until they want something and then
I used to help out thinking it was my duty to suffer them or something, but not anymore. I am much more selective about who I do favors for anymore
and I feel so much better inside for it.