when did saying no politely stop being enough?
Yesterday, I was almost force fed cake.
Okay, there may be worse ways to go. But if you've ever been visiting someone and having coffee, and they offer you cake, you'll know how difficult saying no to people can be.
I'm not a big fan of cake and I just didn't want any but it seems refusing cake is simply not an option
I was brought up to be polite, and I bet you were too. Saying please and thank you, excuse me and may I. Be respectful, don't offend, don't be cheeky.
So when I am offered cake at a friends house and I don't want it, I very politely decline:
'Would you like some cake, Jane?'
'No, thank you' I say. Text book manners. My mum would be so proud.
But then this happened!Read more...