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You're not the boss of me!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Remember when our kids, when they were little, would shout "You can't tell me what to do, You're not the boss of me!"?

Well here we are moving into the holiday food season, and many people are already trying to figure out how to turn down offers of food. For some reason we feel like we're letting them down if we don't eat it. In practice we're letting other people tell us what to eat. When you think about it, it's bizarre to let others boss us around about what to eat.

Maybe this is a good time to find our inner child and tell them "You can't tell me what to do, You're not the boss of me!"

Or at least think it and say, "No, thank you."

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HUNGRYWOMAN2 11/9/2012 12:04PM

    Well said! You have provided me with a new way of looking at situations such as these. emoticon

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--KREN 11/8/2012 9:43AM

    TRUE. So many people have such a strong emotional attachment to what other people eat in their presence, don't they? You simply MUST eat this, taste that. YOU MUST or they will be offended, or worse, they will ask you if you're sick or warn you not to try to lose too much weight, etc. etc.

I once had a boss who took my co-worker and I to lunch now and then and every time he would say, "I know just what WE are going to order.) Sad thing is my co-worker would order what he wanted her to order. Me, I was always rebel, lol.


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NASFKAB 11/8/2012 8:52AM

  I know what you are getting at there is one who always says its only once but that once becomes twice thrice & so on thanks for posting

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WATERMELLEN 11/7/2012 8:20PM

    Great idea! Appealing to that rebel child, yeah!!

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123ELAINE456 11/7/2012 7:21PM

  No Thank You!!! It is as simple as that. God Bless You and Have Wonderful Week.Take Care.

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JOANNS4 11/7/2012 6:33PM

    You said it so well. No thank you is not so hard to say. We are responsible for what we put in our mouth.

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ZEEDRA 11/7/2012 3:25PM

    Practice it in the mirror...stick your lower lip out, scrunch down your eyebrows and lower your voice.
After a while you won't have to worry because you won't be invited back! Hahahahaha!
Thanks again, Nell.

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KAYYVAUGHN 11/7/2012 2:01PM

    I am really going to try that this season. Usually there are so many people at my husband's family dinner, that they don't know who eats what.
It's me that decides. I eat small portions. If it is something that I eat once a year, I eat just a taste.

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JEANNE229 11/7/2012 1:13PM

    LOL, I love this blog, Nell.

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MEXGAL1 11/7/2012 12:56PM

    I love it!! I am definately going to find that inner child and just say "no"!

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PRESBESS 11/7/2012 12:44PM

    I ditto your stance... "you're not the boss of me"!

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GABY1948 11/7/2012 12:27PM

    I agree with SLIMMERJESSE your blogs are so helpful! I am always glad when I see that you have blogged! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 11/7/2012 12:17PM

    Hmmm. I wonder how it would go over socially if we said, "You can't tell me what to do. You're not the boss of me."?

OK. We gotta say it like grown-ups.

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ILOVEMALI 11/7/2012 12:11PM

    Thanks for the reminder! This is a tough season for all of us.

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/7/2012 11:45AM

    Your blogs are so helpful, and this one made me smile as that was an all-too-familiar line. I'm voting
for this blog. Thanks!

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