After i read her post, i thought to myself. I should do something like that. So i did something just like that.
Today i decided to say “no” to everything. At first i was kind of nervous because i didn’t want to turn down any really rad opportunities. Before i left the house (around 9:40), but after i got dressed (around 9:37), i envisioned myself turning down million dollar bollywood deals, telling supermodels that no, i would not be able to father their offspring, and generally just telling a lot of my friends “no” for no apparent reason. This wasn’t the case at all.
It turns out that today was a really good day to do this. I didn’t really talk to anyone. At all. I briefly saw a coworker at the studio, but he works in the annex (the other side of the wall) so it was only for a second.
I was kind of afraid that my friends would find out what i was doing and they would ask me to do a whole bunch of things using double negatives (“matt, could you please not hit yourself in the face”), but i lucked out for sure. The only thing that really upset me was that this really hot girl online wanted to get to know me and i wasn’t able to respond. It’s killing me because i’m pretty sure i’ve met her before, but i just can’t put my fingers on it.
Anyway, Catherine R, If you’re reading this, just know that i do want to get to know you but you’ll have to ask again when i’m not a “no man”. Man i hope i didn’t miss out on true love. I’d really kick myself (or other people around me for that matter) if i did.
So. . . . all-in-all, it was a pretty good day to be a No Man. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this to people who have jobs, a family, or a life, but for those that don’t have any of those, i’d strongly recommend trying it. It’s exhilarating. Really gives you a sit-on-my-couch-and-do-nothing-all-day kind of feeling.