When I was a kid we used to walk (ok, fine, got to carry the banner--my mom was an organizer) in the "Say No to Drugs" walk in Tampa. I have never had a problem saying no to drugs. I do have a problem saying no to people of late.
Tomorrow I'm sitting on a panel of 'media experts' as the only television broadcaster (cause I'm the only sucker who said yes) for a PR 101 class. I've done it before, they asked me to do it again. I said yes. I know it's good exposure and I enjoy it when I'm there. But, somehow the three weekdays I have off seem jam packed. I should have said no.
What irritates me more about it is that I emailed the 'friend' (she is not really a friend) who asked me to do it to see what time I should be there (last time I sat around for an hour and I don't want to do that this time) and her response was "You need to be there no later than 8:45". No please, no thank you, no pleasantries at all. Again, I don't work for you. I am doing you a favor. Please have the common courtesy to use courteous language. I wonder if she reads the blog. Hope so.
Alas, I'm sure I'll enjoy it while I'm there, right now I just don't like not having my Thursday morning.
The Best part? If that's the worst part of my week, I've got it good.