It’s ok to say NO. Recently, a friend from college invited one of us out for a gathering at their house with a relatively large group of family and other friends invited too. What would have once been a fun, exciting outing now pretty much put us in a difficult position of not being able to say ‘’no’’. With the Covid cases still rising high in Malaysia, it was indeed a tough decision to make. All the more since our friend was staying in an apartment with lots of other people.
As much as we wanted to say ‘’no’’, we didn’t want to offend our friend. Instead, we casually reminded our friend that they should be very careful and practice social distancing, and if possible opt to invite a smaller group of people instead. So what should we do in a situation like this? Should we just say yes to the gathering despite our concerns. Should we reject invitations from friends and family due to the covid craze? Should we communicate our concerns, or just keep them to ourselves? After all, almost everyone is aware of the consequence of social gatherings, right? On the other hand, aren’t we all eager to see our family and friends again? But logically speaking, attending a social gathering isn’t exactly the best idea.
While it’s possible to plan a hangout with a person that’s somewhat safe, it definitely is inconvenient. Spending more than 15 minutes within 6 feet of another person increases your risk of catching and spreading COVID – especially if that person is being less cautious than you are. The decision to attend a social gathering solely depends on the factors below:
Well if you hear yourself saying more YES compared to NO based on the above, you should decline the invitation to go out. No one likes to say ‘’No’’ especially when we are invited to spend time with close family and friends, and some of us dislike it more than others. Here are some easy tips to remember if you’re about to say ‘’No’’ to an invitation:
Here are other alternatives you can say ‘’NO’’ to too:
That’s all from us this time, stay at home unless you absolutely need to do something. Also don’t be afraid to go through road blocks (If you got surat kerja lahh 😉). Do your part and the rest will fall into place soon, including the decrease in COVID cases. #KitaJagaKita
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