Etiquette School is in session! > "I'm afraid that won't be possible."

"Lack of planning on your part"--Waterlight's Spine Story #2

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Waterlight:

--- Quote from: gmatoy on April 23, 2013, 10:37:08 PM ---In reading these stories, I am in awe of your politeness! Great stories and keep them coming. Oh, I mean, if you would like to keep them coming. I'm suggesting, not ordering! ;)

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Thank you for those kind words--I really appreciate them.  One book I've recommended in another thread, that I've found VERY helpful in the care and feeding of a polite spine, is How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty by Patti Breitman and Connie Hatch.  The book emphasizes coming from a place of compassion and firm convictions when you have to say no, and making your no as polite and respectful as possible.  I first discovered the book about ten years ago... so I've had that long to polish my spine  :)

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