Someone is unfurling their scheme to me. They need my involvement to accomplish their desire. Not only will I not join them in their endeavor, I don’t want to listen to them speak any longer. So I tell them that, although it is with a heavy heart, I’m not going to be able to assist them.
There response was on of total shock!
“You know,” They begin to heap their scorn upon me. “It doesn’t take much energy to be helpful.”
“That is true,” I agree. “But it would take much more than I am willing to expend.”