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Old 12-09-2021, 12:19 PM   #41
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When alone, I always say (very truthfully) "I don't have my calendar with me. I'll have to consult my social secretary." (DW is social secretary if you hadn't picked up on that.) This way, DW has a chance to say yea or nay. YMMV
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Old 12-14-2021, 05:49 PM   #42
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When cornered we usually just explain to them that we are in the Witness Protection Program and our handlers would rather we keep a low profile for the next several years. We arenít very social, which is why we choose to live where there are more deer than people. We donít get many invites anymore.
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Old 12-14-2021, 06:28 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by pugmom View Post
I do not really like to dissimulate (!) but it is almost impossible to tell someone: we really just don't want to go.

Has anyone felt this way? How do you handle this?
I just say, "Would love to, but I am scheduled to wash my hair that day."

Always gets a laugh or chuckle. And they get that it is a polite turn down.
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Old 12-15-2021, 12:03 PM   #44
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You could just ghost them and the invites will probably stop right there.
So some former friend of ours found out.
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