(1) Choose one of the following two scenarios and write a response to how you would handle the situation using an assertive manner.
(1)A friend of yours named Joe has been down on his luck for the last few months. He's been asking you for small favors every week and you have gladly been helping him out. This morning he called you and says he wants you to loan him your car for a couple days so he can visit his girlfriend in Las Vegas. Loaning him your car would force you to use the bus and spend several extra hours commuting to work. Now, he's starting to get on your nerves and you decide you are going to have to have a talk with him. Explain exactly how you will say "no" to him in an assertive manner in a way that is both firm, friendly, and honest (no making up excuses for this exercise).
(2)Mable, your sister-in-law, (recently divorced from your brother), has been asking you for help with baby sitting more often during the last couple months. You have always liked her and wish to maintain a good relationship with her and your neices and nephews, despite the divorce. She calls you up and leaves a message saying she will be by tommorrow evening to drop off the kids so she can have a "mental holiday" in Alcapulco for a week with this "fabulous" new guy she just met. You have decided that enough is enough. Explain exactly how you will say "no" to her in an assertive manner in a way that is both firm, friendly, and honest (no making up excuses for this exercise).