I feel like this is a very real thing for so many people. I also feel like there’s an escalation of this — turning people down for minor things because what if…? There’s this sense of avoiding letting someone down or the disappointment that can come with these kinds of situations. Kind of paralysing!
Sometimes it’s even for really silly, inconsequential things.
“Do you want a cup of tea?”
“Nah I’m good, thanks.”
Damn I wanted that tea…