Option 5: Be a 'broken record'

This just involves continually saying “no” in the politest possible way. You just say it over and over again and never change your tune. An example is provided below:

Sam: Come with me tonight.

Jess: No thanks, I don’t really want to go to a club.

Sam: Just this once.

Jess: No thanks, not even this once.

Sam: But you’re normally such fun.

Jess: Not tonight. No thanks.

Sam: Go on, you’re my best friend.

Jess: Yeah, but no thanks, I don’t feel like going tonight.

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