Monthly Archives: January 2016

NO Check Box

Saying “No” Isn’t Easy

by Anonymous (as told to Linda Johnson) Some conversations just catch you off guard. Your heart starts pounding in your chest and it takes your breath away.  When my best friend's 18-year-old sister called from college and asked me to buy her a bottle of alcohol, I was stunned.  I had to pause before I answered her. It seemed like a simple request. I thought, but this is a really good kid and she's going to college on a scholarship. I said "No. I can't do that. I know you're curious, but you're a good kid and I can't do that to you. Your brain is still developing." She knows me really well. I'm pretty open and easy going, so she was very surprised when I said no.  Then she asked if I was sure and I said "Yes, of course I'm sure. If you're caught I could go to ...
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