How does one politely tell a very sweet person to stop doing something nice for them?
Our office cleaning lady who starts her work day at 2:00 in the afternoon, brings me a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup from the vending machine every single day. The problem is: number one, I’m trying not to consume much candy in an effort to eat better, and number two, I don’t like peanut butter cups. So far I sincerely say a gracious “Thank You” & quickly stash the candy in one of my desk drawers as soon as she turns around.
Am I doing the right thing?
In my efforts to be polite, am I actually being more rude?
I don’t know, but I now have enough chocolate & peanut butter in my desk to feed a small third world country.