The Partnered Pen
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The Partnered Pen

The First Time I Said No

And didn’t explain myself

Ok, it was just a customer service representative but, hey, we all have to start somewhere.

It’s ironic that the first word babies hear over and over is “No!” and, yet, little kids (yes, especially little girls) are taught to smile and say yes or at least to smile and do a sweet sidestep. I don’t know about women today but I grew up never realizing I…

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