How To Say You’re Not Interested

A Quick, Polite Way To Say You’re Not Interested

Gene Griessman

In the past I’ve participated in an international house exchange. I like the concept so much that not long ago I contacted a family in Paris that participates in the program.

They turned down my offer. Perhaps they were more interested in another location or maybe their plans changed.

Their No was a model of what a rejection note should do and not do. It did not go into wordy details. And it held out no false hope that my offer might be accepted later, though it did not rule that out.

Dear Gene,

Thank you for the offer, but we are not able to consider it at this time. Good luck.

It is a simple No. Just two sentences. But it works.

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