I was invited to attend an event this week, but was on the fence whether I really wanted to go or not. On one side, people were giving good reviews about this event, though the unusual high number of positive reviews has me doubting the authenticity of some of them. It was also the last week they'll be in NYC and I would have to wait until next year if I missed it this week.
On the other side though, the starting ticket prices were expensive and it got
only steeper from there. It also wasn't something that was a
must-do. I don't mind seeing it, but it wouldn't be the end of the world
if I didn't.
What really pushed me over the to the "no, thank you" side was that
someone mentioned the event had religious overtones. With so many things
with overtones, I think I find religious ones to be the most irritating.
I like making decisions on my own and on my own pace. The last thing I
need is some overbearing person constantly telling me what I should believe in.
With my decision bow firmly set. I politely declined, though I didn't
really say why. I found there was no real need. No is no.