Tia Leschke

>I also have a suggestion for when you start saying no - you are not required
>to give her a reason, even if she asks for one. After all, she is not one of
>your children. Just repeat the no, or else she will start to break down
>whatever reasons you give her, or waste a lot of time and create bad energy
>in you by trying to do so.

I took some sales training at one time, and we were told how to disagree
with whatever reasons the person gave for saying no. The only thing that
was to stop us from trying to sell to a person was if they just said no
with no reason given. I've taken that information and use it now to get
salespeople off my back. Works with pushy neighbours too.