Tuesday, 15 May 2012

#251: All of the Above

How do you know that you should refuse to take on added responsibility within a group to which you belong---even if it is very tempting?  Check whichever apply:

  • Rotisserie chicken has crept back onto your shopping list. You have no time to cook.
  • You hope that delivering books to your retirement home readers qualifies as weight-bearing and aerobic exercise.
  • Your current volunteer activities are starting to feel like work--right down to the projects completed at home in the evening.
  • Housework?  What housework? All the wastebaskets in your house needed to be emptied in April.
  • You have just returned two books to the library, unread, and untouched.
  • The tomato plant you purchased over a week ago is still in its nursery pot.  The entire garden feels jilted.
  • You can’t help thinking “I need another holiday!”
  • Your husband keeps saying:  “I thought you were retired.”

And he has a point.  Retired people are allowed to say NO, and that is what I am going to do.

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