Let Your No Mean No

The title is an allusion to the words of Christ warning his followers against duplicity.  “Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no.”  With that in mind…

What can’t you say no to?

  • My wife.
  • My son when he’s asking for a piggy back ride.
  • My daughter when she’s asking for anything.
  • My students when they want extra credit.
  • Anyone asking me if I’d like to have a cocktail.

Rita was at it again last night.  She just needs to get back on schedule after being sick last week.  Unfortunately it’s hard to say no (as evidenced by the above list) to such a cute little girl.  I just wish I didn’t have to make the choice at 3:25AM.  It’s been such a rough day that I am actually sitting up in bed with my laptop writing this.  I feel so continental.  Perhaps my darling wife will bring me bon bons or something.  Honestly, I’d like to just find an episode of Modern Marvels, lie down, and fall asleep.  I desperately need it.

You know how, though, when you need sleep the most you start thinking about all the things you have to do.  Don’t laugh but I just remembered that I need to get an eye exam, print copies of a quiz at work, and find a costume so I can be Rex, King of the Carnival at a Mardi Gras fundraiser this weekend.

Oh well, you know what they say.

Laissez les bon temp roulette!


3 responses to “Let Your No Mean No

  1. I cannot say NO to my son (3 year old) Pleeeeeease Mommy! How can you say NO to that?

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