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Our online article ‘Why is it so hard to say no to cake?’ (June, 2017) was popular.
Colleagues can become quite aggressive at work when people attempt to resist the offer of cake. It can be stressful. I have been trying to resist cake for years and am always amazed by the reactions to a simple ‘no thank you’.
At our monthly morning teas I started to bring in healthy food like nuts and fruit. Surprising how many people make a beeline for the healthy snack stuff.
Interesting topic. It is a bit like after-work drinks. Not really good for you, but in some circles seen as the thing to do. But we should each be allowed to decline if we don’t want to do something. It’s a free world, after all.
‘No thank you’ alone can actually sound hurtful and insulting. Add a few more explanatory words.