Why are there so many people who don't seem to understand the word no? :) Just a random question guys.

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otis otiscambell Profile

Slap them up side their head and say no!

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Danae Hitch answered

It depends on how you say no. If you're kidding around, then you may not be believed. If you have a naturally goofy personality, when you finally say no, people may not believe you.

When you need to tell someone no, be firm when you say it; don't kid around. If someone is being physical, and you say no, grab their wrist as you would if your child is ready to run into the street, and say "No, I don't want you do to that."  "No, I'm not comfortable with that." "No, I really don't want to go to the party with you."

Be kind but firm.

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Didge Doo answered

I understand it very well indeed. Why wouldn't I? I've heard it often enough.

Of course, "No" comes in many forms and it's been with us for a very long time. From Dozy's Gospel, we learn...

In a garden named Eden,
Worldmaker said, "First Man, I've put you here to populate the Earth.
You'd better get cracking."
"How do I do that, Lord?"
"You've been given all the instincts you need. Take First Woman into those
bushes over there and you'll soon work it out."
So the first couple went into the bushes and there was the sound of combat, or
it might have been affection, but soon First Man stuck his head out. "I've
got a question, Lord."
Worldmaker sighed in exasperation and said, "What is it, First Man?"
"Lord, what's a headache?"

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