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  1 month ago

Do you offer help or a favor and then are disappointed when people accept?

Sometimes we offer our help in situations because it seems like the polite thing to do, or just out of a reflex of sympathy, and then regret it when the other person accepts. Have you ever offered help that was maybe more than you could handle or something you didn’t really want to or intend on doing and then regretted it later?


  1 month ago
Thanks for your honesty everyone! Reply


  1 month ago
Usually not, happy to help out Reply


  1 month ago
I believe you are referring to what I call "the polite Canadian thing". Now, I mean no disrespect, you know I love it here! But manners seem to have been lost somehow in both our home countries. Say Yes or say No, is my way.I have offered many things, many times, and have been disappointed by various responses. Best to do and say only what you really mean. Of course, that's hard, but also practical. If you do not help yourself, you cannot help others. Reply


  1 month ago
I agree with Surveytaker, if I offer to help means I want to help you, if I don't I keep my mouth shut. Reply


  1 month ago
My opinion on this subject is , if you offer help, follow through with the help, no matter how big the project, or work is involved, because it reflects on your character if you have second thought, the proper way to handle a situation like this is take emotion out of the situation, think before you volunteer to help, if time, or amount of work has you concerned, don't volunteer, forget about what the person thinks, people figure out how to handle projects on their own, or find others who can help. Reply

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