Dear Guru: Say Yes


Today I take time out to pass along an important and wonderful piece of wisdom that has brought immediate and innumerable benefits to my interpersonal relationships. It works with your lovers and, just maybe, even your spouse.

In a nutshell, the secret is this: Find a way to say, “Yes.”

That’s it. Therein lies the key to unlocking exciting new worlds of mystery and imagination. Seldom in life do we encounter such transformative power in six simple words. Find a way to say yes. That’s all you have to do.

I’ve adapted this technique in my daily life and I happily bear witness to the awe and sense of wonder it brings.

Please allow me a few moments to demonstrate how it works.

“Do I look fat?”


“Did you take out the trash?”


“Do you want the last cookie?”


“Have you ever cheated on me?”


“Do you have a headache?”


“Were you killed in that car accident?”


I don’t often fall for quick fix gimmicks but in this case I have to admit, it really works. If you give it a try, please use the comment section below to let me know how it goes.


11 responses

  1. NotAPunkRocker | Reply


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Not bad. You figured it out.


      1. NotAPunkRocker



  2. But I’m with the “Party of No.”


    1. If you want to reply “no” when someone asks if you want the last cookie that’s your business.


      1. I struggle with my weight enough as it is.


  3. A NEW YORK MINUTE | Reply

    Say, does this rag smell like chloroform to you?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Umm. Well played. :p

      Liked by 1 person

  4. I can’t wait to try this on my husband. He readily admits that he’s the most self-centered person he knows. I’ll try to photograph his response to my yes moments. Does anyone have Judge Judy’s phone number?


  5. I always follow your advice.
    Because what could every go wrong?


  6. This is Mrs. Shouts | Reply

    I love how you managed to take such a positive word and turn it into a negative result.

    Would you like a divorce? (notice lack of wink)

    Liked by 1 person

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