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I received an email from a very good friend, asking me if I'd like to join the Malaysian Society of Rheumatology.

I'm not really inclined to join as I have badminton every Saturday.

How do I turn her down? :(
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  • MaccieForeverMaccieForever PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Simply say you have other appointment.

    My Pinoy bestfriend invited me on his wedding last September 2011 in Romania. But I wasn't able to attend.. Kaya ayun, hindi na kami madalas nag uusap.. nagtampo na
  • TTJTTJ PExer
    on his wedding?inimbita ka nya habang kinakasal sya? :lol:
  • King_DavidKing_David PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Just be direct to the point. Be honest.

    That's if you're really good friends.
  • Papichulo168Papichulo168 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    If you know she'll be disappointed if you decline, agree to go and try to seem excited to go. Then cancel on the last minute with some fake emergency or something so it seems out of your hand.
  • gooseberrygooseberry 🐯 Tiger Squad🥈
    Just say that you can't make it. No need to make for some petty and fake excuse. It will just make your pogi face and life more miserable.

    Explain to her that you're not really interested and you'll join her flat face next time.
  • kensamorkensamor PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    omnepexent wrote: »
    I received an email from a very good friend, asking me if I'd like to join the Malaysian Society of Rheumatology.

    I'm not really inclined to join as I have badminton every Saturday.

    How do I turn her down? :(

    Bakit mahirap sabihin na naka-block na ang calendar mo for other things? Magagalit ba sya? Etong kultura nating mga Pinoy na yan drives me nuts. I have a friend na one time tinawagan ko kung pwede kakong i-baby sit ang anak ko. Ang daming paliguy-ligoy na sinasabi eh pwede namang sabihin na hindi sya available. Why oh why? Hindi naman ako magagalit especially medyo last minute na yon.

    Bakit ba ang hirap nating tumanggap ng rejection? Hindi naman tayo mamamatay. Parang itong bagong staff namin na Pinay. I understand bata pa kasi, 21 years old lang pero pag sinabihan na mali, iiyak sa isang sulok. Maayos naman sya pagdating sa mga clerical stuff kaso pag hindi alam ang gagawin, ayaw magtanong. Natatakot daw sya! Eh anak naman ng teteng. Alangan naman hulaan ko ang hindi nya maintindihan. Eh kasi ako medyo strong ang personality, sinasabi ko agad na mali yung ginawa nya at kako ayusin nya next time dahil umiikot ang ulo ko sa paghahanap ng mali nya sa entry ng accounts receivable. Wag kako mag-assume kapag hindi alam, magtanong kako. Nara-rattle ata kapag pinagsasabihan ko. Last Friday bago umalis nagsabi bigla dun sa isang staff namin na off daw sya ng Monday. I said to myself I hope the boss knows about it. May feeling kasi ako hindi nagsabi eh. The boss was in the States whole of last week so pagbalik nya nung Lunes, hinahanap sa akin. Hindi ko kako alam kung asan. Narinig ko lang kako na off daw sya ng Monday. Pagdating ng Tuesday, sabi ko hinahanap kako ng boss dahil hindi sya pumasok. Sabi ko ang mga leaves ay dapat approved except mga emergencies. Nagsabi daw sya. Kailan kako? Nung paalis na sya kako ng Friday. Eh paano kako kung me approved leave ako ng Monday and the boss is still in the US eh di iisa na kako ang natira sa front office eh alam mo naman kako kung anong oras sya dumarating dahil hindi naman sya paid by the hour. Eh kasi daw hindi nya alam na wala ang boss the whole week kaya hindi sya nakapagsabi. Eh bakit kako naghintay ka ng Friday nung paalis ka bago ka nagsabi? Hindi daw nya alam na kailangan magpaalam. Sabi ko eh yang mga ganyan eh common sense na lang ang dapat gamitin. Pag aalis ka ba kako sa inyo eh basta ka na lang kako larga, hindi ka ba kako nagpapaalam man lang. Nagpapaalam daw. Sabi ko eh yun naman pala, what made you think kako na sa trabaho pwede kahit ano. ABA, nag-iiyak ba naman? Eh di ang akala ng boss at nung isang staff binu-bully ko. Kaya nga umalis na ako sa Pilipinas eh para wala na akong mae-encounter ng mga ganyang kaartehan sa katawan, dun din ako umuwi! Hindi lang bangs ko ang sumakit pati na rin yung buhok sa hindi nasisikatan ng araw!:angry:
  • Papichulo168Papichulo168 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^
    Naiintindihan ba ng boss niyo yung "kako"?
  • kensamorkensamor PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^
    Naiintindihan ba ng boss niyo yung "kako"?

    :lol: Kako is short for "ika ko" which is "I said" in English. At hindi maiintindihan yung ng boss ko kasi English lang alam non.
  • ^ Are you her direct supervisor? If not, you do not have the right to lecture her. And if she is that incompetent, you better suggest to your boss to find a replacement.
  • kensamorkensamor PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    baalzebub wrote: »
    ^ Are you her direct supervisor? If not, you do not have the right to lecture her. And if she is that incompetent, you better suggest to your boss to find a replacement.

    The regional manager is our boss. Hindi nya ako supervisor pero ako ang nagte-train sa kanya. Ako lang ang nakakaalam sa klase ng performance nya. Although I was told that I will responsible for her. But we agree that my boss will be present during her performance review next week para naman maging aware sya kung bakit ako napu-frustrate minsan.
  • ^Then you have all the right to berate her since her performance reflects on you as well. Just let the boss know of your frustrations and all your concerns to make a fair recommendation (ie handling a pink slip on the horizon).
  • gooseberrygooseberry 🐯 Tiger Squad🥈
    Handing out a pink slip is not as easy as it may seem in a corporate setting. :(
  • PrikongkongPrikongkong PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    omnepexent wrote: »
    I received an email from a very good friend, asking me if I'd like to join the Malaysian Society of Rheumatology.

    I'm not really inclined to join as I have badminton every Saturday.

    How do I turn her down? :(

    Simple. Just tell her, "Go f*** yourself." :rotflmao:
  • omnepexent wrote: »
    I received an email from a very good friend, asking me if I'd like to join the Malaysian Society of Rheumatology.

    I'm not really inclined to join as I have badminton every Saturday.

    How do I turn her down? :(
    this is not a dilemma. turn her down directly, and nicely. this is not life-or-death for her, or for you.

    done. next.
  • hermeowninihermeownini PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The keyword is 'good friend' :*) kung practically strangers kayo it's harder to say no or is it just me?
  • TTJTTJ PExer
    ang lame naman ng rason.:lol: membership in a professional organization naman yung invitation,hindi karaoke every saturday.
  • The keyword is 'good friend' :*) kung practically strangers kayo it's harder to say no or is it just me?

    it would be easy too, why not?
  • TTJTTJ PExer
    it would be nice to have a badminton tournament sponsored by the society of rheumatologists. :lol:
  • Papichulo168Papichulo168 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I smell tresadiktus on this thread.
  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I seriously dislike this 'paki sama' system ng mga pilipinos. wtf. i don't ask you to do stuffs for me that you do not like, so don't ask me to do stuffs for you that i do not like to do.
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