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Tonight's paradox

This should also be a post for a longer time, I suppose, but I'll offer up the major point for pondering.

I'm told (all too often) by friends and family that I need to learn to say no once in awhile. Here's the ponderable point:

Why is it that the things I deeply want to say no to come equipped with some reason why I can't say no ... and the things I could say no to are ones I really want to do?

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nodressrehersal
Jan. 25th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
It's called Murphy's Law, silly. And I thought you had a legal background...
penshark
Jan. 25th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
When do I get to throw the law book back at Murphy?
cwmackowski
Jan. 25th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
I told him "No" and had the luxury of a sabbatical to blame it on. We'll work well and it'll all come together and we'll support you, Madam Chairwoman.
penshark
Jan. 25th, 2012 05:33 am (UTC)
Meantime, I worry about the two classes that don't have a textbook safety net -- I'd hoped to have a lot more time to work with them this semester than I will now have.
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