How come 2-year olds can say it without batting an eyelash and I couldn’t even utter the word? What’s my issue? Is it my fear of rejection? My need to please others? My non-argumentative nature?
It’s a simple situation really. I’m travelling back home with 4 other companions. We have 8 hours to burn before the next flight. Three of them want to go out of the airport and leave their luggage behind with the 2 of us who plan to stay and rest. I am uncomfortable with the idea but I didn’t say anything.
They hulled the luggage to the next terminal while I stubbornly stayed and continued to leisurely eat my breakfast. I thought they’d get it that I do not want to be responsible for their things. They didn’t.
My fault was not saying anything. I refused to face the situation. So, I ended up with the situation I didn’t like (being one of the the luggage caretakers). Either way, it was lose-lose for me.
Moral lesson of the story: Be courageous enough to say NO (diplomatically) if I’m not comfortable with a situation.