14 January 2014

It's Not Me, It's You.

That's the thing about new relationships.  You never know where they're going.

It's easy to be shy, to hold back, to take sensitive steps - you show your cards and I'll show mine kind of thing.

This one started out pretty well.  There was flattery, attention to detail and clear interest.

I have to admit to being drawn in.  A bit.  At first.

It seemed things might work out.  We both wanted the same thing, after all and we seemed to be compatible.

There was a little lighthearted give and take, politeness, mutual respect.  It all seemed to going in the right direction and then, at the last minute of our first ever clinch I knew I had to end it right there and then.

It was out of the question.  Stupid.  How could they?

It was unlike me to be so brutal, but there was no choice.

Despite the fact they'd impressed me, courted me and convinced me, the relationship would have to be finished before it had even begun.

Bracing myself, but resigned, there was sadly no option but to spell it out succinctly.

'I'm really sorry.  I absolutely won't work without disclosure.  Best wishes with your campaign.'

Kind regards.

56 comments:

  1. Urrrghhh, not again! They really don't get it do they and it's so annoying! You had me there, I thought there was news I hadn't heard yet ;)

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  2. Sometimes you just have to be brutal ..... they will learn :-)

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    1. It's the first time I've been asked tbh. Funny how quiet it went afterwards! ;)

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    1. I think you're probably more familiar with the ruse than I am!

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  4. LOL brilliant I wasn't expecting that!

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  5. Ha, the non disclosure thing is such a pain. When will they learn.. and love how you wrote this ;-) you had me guessing..

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    1. I was taken by surprise actually but will be ready next time! And thank you :)

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  6. LOL - so true. They always leave out that one little detail intil you're all excited about it.

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  7. Haha I absolutely didn't see that coming! Brilliant.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Liz, thank you :)

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  8. Great post! And yes, they are very cheeky, I always check up front about follow/no follow links but often forget to check about disclosure because I assume that they will be happy with it but of course they often aren't.

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    1. Thank you. It will have set me up if there is a next time. I could just send the link! ;)

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  9. Brilliant ! Kept me guessing till the end!

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  10. Genius post Anya, so well written! And so funny :) didn't see that coming at all. xx

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  11. Wow I subscribe on email, but by the time I get it and read it you've already had 30 comments. I am late to the party but just to say I read this on my phone on the way back from the school run, and wow, you had me hooked RIGHT till the end thinking that you had a new boyfriend. I was like WHY get to the clinch and give up on him LOL.
    GREAT GREAT READ Anya! Love it!

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  12. You did have me thinking - wow he must have done something awful in that clinch! I was trying to guess what it was!

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    1. Well it is classed as pretty terrible in Blogging circles tbh! Some would have read them the riot act about it being against the law blah blah so I was quite kind really!

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  13. What was the product placement then? . . . you never revealed . . .just a hint, even?

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    1. I can't even remember - was a while ago now, but it has affected how I treat other approaches now :( I don't accept many it so was a bit of a blow really - and they were so casual!

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  14. Love it! I thought love was in the air.... :-)

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  15. So disappointed that there isn't a new man in your life, although by the time I reached the end I was kind of relieved there wasn't. Well done to you for sticking to principles.

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  16. Ha! ha! ha! Love it. The punchline was brilliant. When will PR's ever learn eh? X

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    1. So pleased to have made you smile, thank you. They're obviously more rife at it than I'd realised! xx

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  17. You had me going there, ha ha!

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    1. That can only be a good thing, surely? xx

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  18. HAHA! Shame it turned out there wasn't a hot man in the story, but it did make me giggle!

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    1. Maybe .... Glad it gave you a giggle, nevertheless!

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  19. What a fab post :) You are so right of course and good on you for not caving in.
    #MBPW

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  22. OH i love It! I Was so drwan in! The n-o disclosure thing is a N-O-N-O indeed x

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  23. This post turned out to be quite different from what I was expecting, clever you!
    I am with you on that one. xx

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  24. Anya, you're such a tease! You had me right to the end - the mark of a good writer. Very clever indeed.

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  25. Brilliant Anya, you had me all excited then! Mich x

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