At first I thought this was a joke or something, but now I am wondering to what are we saying no or yes to? You mean for anything?
Could you please give some examples?
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Some security expert I think on "Oprah" made an interesting comment:
When a man says "no" it's the end of the conversation. When a woman says "no" it's the beginning of a negotiation.
No truer words were ever spoken!
Hmmm...that's interesting. I know there a certain situations too but pretty much for me no means no. Yes means yes.
Only to men who don't listen.
I don't know if it's that they don't listen, but rather, they don't respect your answer. They want to control you. I've experienced that plenty of times. Years ago at work, I was "offered" an assignment that they wanted a female to take. The assignment wasn't attractive and I know certain men and women who turned it down before me. When I said, "no", I was not left alone. I was told I would never get offered anything else, it would hurt my career, yadda, yadda....They kept coming after me (male supervisors). I had to get my union involved for them to back off.
I remember being at a party when I was in my 20s when an older gentleman started showing an interest. He taught me a dance and I thanked him. He asked for my number and I said, "oh no.." He kept saying, "I don't bite." He wanted to walk me to my car and when I said, "no thank you." He grabbed my wrist and started walking!! Another guy kept asking me to go out. (He was persistent and a foreign guy, he could have been after a green card)I said I had a boyfriend..He said, "oh he won't mind if we go out as friends." Huh???!! I said "oh yes he would." Finally, he gave up.
I ordered concert tickets through Tickemaster. The MALE operator wanted to send me some magazine. I said, "no I get enough magazines," He kept saying over and over again, "yeah but it's free." I thought, maybe he'll give me bad seats if I don't say yes. I foolishly said, "well if it's free." The magazine comes in the mail, thank heavens I read the small print. If I didn't call to cancel they would automatically charge my credit card. I canceled it right away. And learned a lesson...If I was man, I bet the operator would have given up after the first "no." I'd bet money on that.