Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - The One That I Want

This Teaser Tuesday is brought to you from our August Blogger Group Read, The One That I want by Allison Winn Scotch.

"Okay, another confession: I have a wee bit of difficulty saying no, refusing requests when I have reason, every right to refuse them in the first place. I am the person who other people know will invariable say yes, so I'm asked for alot of things, which means that I also say yes to all of said things." - pg. 4

Alright, ladies (because I am not sure how many men relate to this) how many of you are guility of this????? My mom and one of my friends have this problem. They say yes to practically everything and then are overwhelmed, tired and get annoyed. The beauty of the word no is wondeful. Be selfish, take time for yourself. If it sounds boring? Say no. If it sounds ridiculous or something you don't want to do? Say no. People's feelings will no feel bad if you say no. That means you have a backbone!!! Don't let people walk all over you, because they will keep on doing it!!

Has anyone else started reading? I am on page 9. So far, I can really relate. I mean she is a teacher (hey, me too, if someone wanted to hire me!) and she is trying to have a baby. I think the scenes I have read so far accurately describe thoughts I have had so far in my journey of life. I think I have gotten myself hooked on page 9.

So.. fess up. How many of you are always saying yes? Anyone, with me and just says no??

Not to say, just saying no doesn't bring some guilt. Cuz when you say it to someone who always says yes, you feel slightly bad because they would have told you yes. But if you are me, then you think. WELL, maybe next time they will learn to tell my ridiculous request NO! (Yeah, women are really this crazy or maybe it is just me?)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have 2 books to finish before I can read this, but I am hoping to get it read this month! Sounds like a great book. I read a different book by this author and really enjoyed it, so hopefully I will like this too!

In general, I say yes to entirely too much. I have gottne a little bit better about it as I get older. I got to a point where I was committing to things 4 nights a week so the weekend woudl roll around and I woudl be exhausted. And cranky. So I started only saying yes to a max of 2 things each week. I still feel guilty when I say no to things, but it gets easier as I get older I guess...

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I requested this book at the library and I'm still waiting for it- boo...sounds really good though!

I definitely am not awesome at saying no. I have improved a bit, but I still pretty much suck at it. There are people worse than me though and I know them haha

Nicole said...

I just finished reading this tonight and I loved it. I had about 50 pages left and couldn't stay awake to finish last night. I found it so easy to relate to Tilly and her thinking. Small town girl here who married a guy from high school and such. Not to mention trying to take care of everyone else and never saying no.