Why sometimes a negative can be positive

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A couple of weeks ago, I was having a lively conversation with two lovely 18-year-old women. One was lamenting about needing to attend a party that evening. The other was commiserating; she had just gone to a friend’s house the week before when she honestly didn’t want to. So I turned to them and asked, “Why didn’t you just decline?” They looked at me like I had two heads.