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Saturday, April 24, 2010

"May I borrow that?"

I have always been the person that people loves to borrow things from. Pen,pencil,ruler,eraser whatever else they needed,I was their supplier. I don't why I couldn't reply people with a "no".
I guess,I was too nice and too afraid to say so. So people had the habit of borrowing things from me. It was really bad,I lost quite a no. of things because some people are unappreciative and never return the stuffs back. I soon realised that people were taking advantage of me.

Then there was this one time during ART class. This boy came to me to my table and just took away my sharpener. He placed it back on the table after he was done using it. He never asked or spoke anything to me. I held my sharpener firmly in my hands.

"He's going to come back for it" I thought.

And my guess was right. He did.

This time,seeing that the sharpener was in my hands,he asked if he could borrow it.
I looked at him,I don't know what had came over me,but it was probably out of fury and frustration and I said,

"Shouldn't you at least say "thank you"? You've never said that to me before after all the things that I gave and lended you."

For a minute there,I swore he looked surprised, because I never had the courage to say things like that.

But after a minute,he simply replied,

"Why would I want/should say "thank you" to YOU?"

My heart sank just a little bit after hearing those words from him.
And the sharpener? I still lended it to him despite what he said.
I think I need to stop being too nice.


  1. Being too nice can be a problem sometimes. Like this guy, there are many others who care less to what others say.
    I did the same thing when I was in School. It had got to a level when I was asked by others to do their assignments... LOL

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  2. I used to be too nice too, haha now I only let people borrow my stuff if I borrowed something of theirs already or who I know will appreciate it.

  3. Being too nice can really take a toll on our souls. Next time, learn to say no. And then when you say yes, people will appreciate it more. At least that's what I think.


  4. What a jerk! haha. If it were me, I would have laughed at him and said no, so props to you for still being a sweetheart.

  5. I do that all of the time. I think the trouble is that I am afraid to say no, I am afraid that people won't like me, so instead, I'm a doormat.
    You can find your courage, somewhere deep down, find it, use it, say no, learn how to say no. You deserve respect. You do not deserve to be treated like that.
    ps - if it were me, I would say thank you to you, xo.

  6. Gah! That's not very nice of him.
    Keep being nice, but don't be too nice to people that don't appreciate your kindness.
    I'm so proud that you were courageous enough to ask him to say thank you..


    This is the kind of people that I hate, and everyone knows it. They don't care about anyone, only if it has to do with them
    i jused to be nice like that, but I don't think people that are mean to me deserve my niceness. I give that to people who deserve/appreciate it.
    Fuck being nice to everyone, I don't care.

  8. Personally I would have shoved that sharpener up his....oh never mind. Don't let anyone walk on you!

  9. Wow. What a jerk.
    I hate people like that. So I choose to just ignor them. And when I can't, I tell them to back the fuck off.

  10. that person was so rude!
    you know, i have the same problem...
    i'm too kind to say no, so people treat me like a doormat and make full use of me.
    it angers me so much inside, but i still can't find it in myself to say no.


  11. I would of kicked him in the leg! What a little brat. I think I can be too nice sometimes too, but I'll never let anyone take advantage of me.

  12. Sounds like a charming little fellow. I know just how you feel being a 'lender' all my life as well.

  13. Definitely shouldn't have given him that sharpener. lol


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