50 Ways To Say No…

Posted: August 11, 2014 in Ministry

I am not sure where or how I got this, but I thought it was a good one.  Enjoy practicing some of these and let me know which ones you like the best!

50 Ways to Say No

  1. No.
  2. Nope.
  3. No thanks, I won’t be able to make it.
  4. Not this time.
  5. No thanks, I have another commitment.
  6. Unfortunately, it’s not a good time.
  7. Sadly I have something else.
  8. Unfortunately not.
  9. I have something else. Sorry.
  10. Maybe another time.
  11. Sounds great, but I can’t commit.
  12. I’m booked into something else.
  13. I’m not able to make that time.
  14. Thanks, but no thanks.
  15. I’m not able to make it this week/month/year.
  16. I’ve got too much on my plate right now.
  17. I’m not taking on anything else right now.
  18. Bandwidth is low, so I won’t be able to make it work.
  19. I wish I could make it work.
  20. Not possible.
  21. I wish I were able to.
  22. If only I could!
  23. I’d love to — but can’t.
  24. Darn! Not able to fit it in.
  25. Rats! Would’ve loved to.
  26. I’m slammed.
  27. Perhaps next season when things clear up.
  28. I’m at the end of my rope right now so have to take a raincheck.
  29. I’ll need to bow out.
  30. I’m taking some time.
  31. Thanks for thinking of me, but I can’t.
  32. I’m in a season of NO.
  33. I’m not the girl for you on this one.
  34. I’m learning to limit my commitments.
  35. I’m not taking on new things.
  36. Another time might work.
  37. I’m not sure I’m the best for it.
  38. No thank you, but it sounds lovely.
  39. It sounds like you’re looking for something I’m not able to give right now.
  40. I believe I wouldn’t fit the bill, sorry.
  41. It’s not a good idea for me.
  42. Not now.
  43. I’m trying to cut back.
  44. I won’t be able to help.
  45. If only I had a clone!
  46. I’m not able to set aside the time needed.
  47. I won’t be able to dedicate the time I need to it.
  48. I’m head-down right now on a project, so won’t be able to.
  49. I wish there were two of me!
  50. I’m honored, but can’t.

Ok…which ones do you like the best…and if you could add one or more to this list, what would you add?

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