No – learning to say it
“We want to go to the cinema tonight, could you watch the children for us?”
I would, but I’m tired and I need my rest. Ask me another time.
“Hey, fancy coming over for a photo shoot? I need to practice for an assignment.”
I already have plans. Why didn’t you give me more notice?
“I’m going to Trafford Centre for some shopping, do you want to join me?”
No. I’m not in the shopping mood, if you know what I mean.
“Can you work my shift on Sunday? I really want to watch this match!”
No, I can’t. It’s my first Sunday off in weeks.
“Mum, can I have some money for a game tomorrow?
No. If you want games, you must save up yourself.
“You’re different but I can’t quite put my finger in it. What changed?”
No, I’m the same. Nothing changed! (I lie.)
I don’t know, you look bright, happier!