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Home > Blog > Thought for the day: Weekend
Out of Our Minds
Friday, December 10, 2004 11:14 PM
Thought for the day: Weekend
Anita Sharpe on Life

party.jpg'I would honestly rather spend an hour getting my teeth cleaned than an hour mingling. . .I get so nervous that I actually skulk, and then I get into this shuffling-lurk mode. I look like a horse who can count, pawing the ground with one hoof. . .

'But in the old days I used to get sucked in and say yes to everybody and be there for them, showing up at their parties, helping them move, or staying on the phone with them too long. I'd try to entertain or help or fix, nurse them back to health or set them straight. Now I do the counting-horse shuffle and shake my head and say I just can't do it, can't come to the party, can't do the favor, can't stay on the phone. I want Sam to understand when he grows up that 'No' is a complete sentence.' -- Anne Lamott (from Operating Instructions)


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