I am headed to a baby shower. A friend invited me – right after doing something really nice for me.

I just couldn’t say ‘no.’  Usually ‘no’ is not a problem for me – but this nice thing my friend did – two nice things, actually –  caused me to feel  that I  couldn’t say ‘no.’

I hate shower games. I hate making small talk with people I don’t know well.  The shower will be big enough to be uncomfortable, but not big enough for me to wander off and hide.

Even back in the day, when someone felt they had to have a  shower for me – I hated showers.   At least at this one, I won’t have to be the center of attention.

Yeah, that’s what I need to do – look on the bright side! It is fun to browse and buy baby clothes.   And the food – I know any food prepared by this friend will be fabulous. She told me to come hungry….

But be sure of this:  The next time this friend does something nice for me – I will be very wary, suspicious even.  I will not get caught with my guard down again; I will be prepared to say, ‘no.’

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