DEAR ABBY: I thought you might enjoy my daughter Aimee's way of saying "No." It was printed in the December 1994 issue of Reader's Digest.
"While attending a small, conservative college, my daughter worked as a veterinarian's assistant. When she transferred to Texas A&M University in College Station, I began worrying about how she would deal with the raging hormones of the young men on campus.
"No problem, Mom," she said. "I always introduce my date to my cat Ralph. ?Then I mention that I neutered him myself."
Her father's comment about our daughter's method was, "She probably doesn't have many second dates." -- LINDA BARNETT, IRIVING, TEXAS