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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Just Say Yes

I often say no. I'm overextended. Looking for free time. And the only way I often can manage is to say no. No, I don't want to go. No, I cannot speak at that event.

But I've been thinking about Danny Wallace. He was bored. Sitting around at home. And wondered what would happen in his life if he said yes to every question anyone asked. It's an interesting experiment. It led him to make money, lose money, meet interesting people, brush with sketchy situations.

I'm thinking, "What would happen if I did this just for a day?" Would I have a vinyl siding salesman who happened to call that day come to give a quote? Would I wind up at a conference I had no intention of attending? Would I take on tasks that would cause more stress? Would I buy a lottery ticket prompted by a grocery store clerk's question? Would I meet people I otherwise would not have met? Would my car get washed because of the question at the pump? It's an interesting idea to play with. What do you think would happen if you said yes to every question you were asked in a day?

10 Comments:

Blogger jen said...

well i know the first question I'd ask you.

I think I'd have a whole new set of roommates by the time the day was over.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Oh no. This sort of thing is just fatal when you have small children. I think my four-year-olds would suffer sugar overdoses.

Going off my email right now, I would also be helping a Nigerian widow transfer 2 million dollars into an American bank account, my penis would be much larger, and I'd own property in Panama.

11:09 PM  
Blogger meno said...

I would have bigger breasts, bigger erections and my cats would be ever so fat.

NO! No can do.

12:31 AM  
Blogger ThomasLB said...

Well, girls that always say "yes" are quite popular with the guys, but I'm not sure that will change your life in a positive way.

But I think I know how you feel. Sometimes I start to feel like I've barricaded myself inside, and I just want out, consequences be damned.

6:57 AM  
Blogger QT said...

I do not think I would fare well - I would definitely be out of $$$ in a very short time.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

If I said yes to everything asked of me..I would be in deep doo doo!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I would definitely have three kids hopped up on more sugar than is humanly possible.

I would have air mile cards for several grocery stores - hate that stuff. I would be attending school in several questionable online academies - earning degrees in legal assistance, accounting and law enforcement.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Hoop would have me confined to the bedroom... And I'd be VERY sore the next day. ;)

1:54 PM  
Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

What TINK said.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Hmm...

I could do it except at work. If I said "yes" to all of my students, there'd be no homework, they could get A's without doing any work, they could chew gum and eat in my classroom, they would play soccer with balled-up pieces of paper... oh, the possibilities are endless.

But, an interesting thought, nonetheless.

10:01 AM  

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