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

I did not use it verbally but in my own way: a request denied

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"Mom, anything you want to know about the grandkids has to go through sister.  I will not get involved."

Repeat, ad nauseum.

In a situation like this, silence is an indirect form of bean dip - just a very quiet one.  These work for one-offs, but if this is a pattern, then I like the suggestions PPs have given.  I'd have trouble hearing this and not pointing out that I stopped playing post office in 6th grade.


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