How DO You say NO??????????

Sunday, January 30, 2011

You're sitting at your desk, at work, minding your own business. Then a plate of fresh chocolate chip cookies appears under your nose. An innocent voice says "have one of my HOMEMADE cookies!"

How do you say no?

NO!!!!! - translation - no way you fool!! Can't you SEE that I am FAT and I am TRYING to loose weight and you're NOT helping me!! Get those @^!$%^^ cookies outta my face.


No thanks! - translation - thanks for offering those delicious cookies to me but I'm gonna pass at this time. We're still friends!

We get soooo mad when people offer us food. We think they're trying to sabotage our efforts to loose weight. But I bet they don't even remember that we're trying to loose weight or that we're gluten intolerant or that we're allergic to nuts. Or whatever!

Let's give each other a break. Let's grant some grace. Just say no thanks with a smile.
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    Gluten free is not an easy diet to grasp and people forget. Your everyday person on the street just doesn’t get it. They don’t get what gluten is and that I am NOT allergic but instead intolerant. That means that gluten is poison to my body. I have to take responsibility for everything I put in my mouth. I will not give that responsibility to anyone else.

    I do not expect anyone to remember that gluten is poison to my body and I do not get mad if they don’t remember. That is not their responsibility.

    2605 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2011 7:54:08 PM
    If they knew that you could not eat it, do they still ask you if you want one? If so maybe you need to tell them that just like some one who is allergic to peanuts that is the same as you with wheat. Also I have found that most people don't know that flour is made from wheat and it also part of wheat and it cause you problems.
    2605 days ago
    I agree. A polite "no thanks" without paranoid delusions of sabotage should do the trick. I'd often take the cookie and bring it home for my mom to enjoy.
    2607 days ago
  • J2740LOU
    Just say "No Thanks" with a smile or adding "Thanks for offering". Maybe they didn't want to offend anyone by not offering one everyone one.
    2607 days ago
    :-) Or take it with thanks and smuggle it to the lunch room for someone else later...
    2607 days ago
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