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Pick Your No's Flash Game - Text Description

First frame: Street scene in the background with two-story business buildings. Two girls are in the foreground.

Girl 1says: Hey, I’m having a sleepover Friday! My parents won’t be home and we’re going to drink. You’re coming, right?

To help Girl Number 2 respond, the player chooses from five responses at the bottom of the screen. The responses are in word balloons labeled “no number 1” through “no number five.” When you click on a balloon, it enlarges and rises to the right, to serve as a response from Girl number 2.

“No” number 1: “Um, no, I don’t think I can. I … um…ah…you know.”
Response from Girl 1: “I know you can. Come on, it won’t be the same if you don’t come.”

The blackboard then reads: “You didn’t stop the pressure. That was a passive answer.” A second blackboard screen then reads: Being passive means: Saying no weakly; mumbling; making lame excuses; acting like a wimp.

“No” number 2: “No Way! What ARE you – stupid?”
Response from Girl 1: “No, I’m not – but you are if you don’t come.”

The blackboard then reads: You didn’t stop the pressure. That was an aggressive answer. A second blackboard screen then reads: Being aggressive means: pushing people around; threatening or blaming them; putting them down; acting angry.

“No” number 3: “No, that stuff can make you sick.”
Response from Girl 1: “Says who? Don’t worry about it! Are you coming?”

The blackboard then reads: You didn’t stop the pressure. That was a know-it-all answer. A second blackboard frame then reads: Being a know-it-all means: Giving a lot of facts; acting superior; judging people; telling them what they are feeling.

“No” number 4: “No thanks, I don’t want to. But I’ll see you at the game Saturday.”
Response from Girl 1: “Um, OK, I’ll see you later.”

The blackboard reads: Congratulations—you stopped the pressure! That was an assertive answer. A second blackboard frame then reads: Being assertive means: Standing up straight; looking them right in the eye; speaking in a firm voice, saying it quickly and being polite; choosing words well—instead of a wimpy “I can’t,” say, “I don’t want to.” A third blackboard frame (for this answer only) reads: This one’s best but check out the rest so you know the “no’s” to avoid.

No number 5: “Did you study for the quiz today?”
Response from Girl 1: “Huh? Come on! Can you come over or what?”

The blackboard reads: You didn’t stop the pressure. That was an avoiding answer.
A second blackboard frame then reads: Avoiding means: changing the subject, staying away from the issue, trying to distract the person.