The Food Saboteur in Me
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Originally, this blog post was going to be about food pushing and the people who do it. But really, this isn't about them. Maybe some of them mean well, they want to share. Maybe they just want to get rid of the food. "Ask Cyndi" "Yeah, she'll eat anything." But really this is about me and my inability to push the food away.
I half-heartedly said no thank you. I didn't want the glazed donut, beautiful in it's puffy pastry way. I told myself to throw the donut away. But I didn't. I haven't eaten it yet---that's a big thing because the usual thing is to immediately place said delicacy in my mouth and ride to sugar heaven on the waves of glaze and dough. Right now I actually feel a little sick to my stomach. I think that's the vitamin. Maybe it's God trying to help me make my decision. It sort of seems like a trite thing for God to intercede on but He works in mysterious ways....
I digress. The big thing is the learning to say no with authority. Authority isn't yelling or biting anyone's head off. You can be cordial, civil and amicable and still have authority. I whole-heartedly believe that. I just need to practice.
What are your strategies for saying no? Do you take an out there honest approach or do you like the passive agressive way more? I'm pretty passive agressive myself which leads to donuts sitting on your desk under a napkin on the side of the desk you never look at on purpose. Just sayin'