That’s the answer I wish I could have given about 70% of the people I dealt with today. NO. Just that one word. No accompanying explanation. No follow up apology. Just NO. And not even strictly as an answer to a yes-or-no question! The people I dealt with today were so unreasonable and fucking bratty that most of them simply needed to be told NO as behavior modification.
Also, if you are an adult human being who says “it’s not fair” more than once a year, I can tell you two things with absolute confidence:
1. You’re an asshole.
2. Most of the things you think are unfair are actually completely fair, in that one person (ie, you) is not always entitled to get their way. You win some, you lose some. This is actually the definition of fair. Read your dictionary. You not getting your way in a particular situation is not necessarily unfair; it is unfortunate (for you, for someone else it might be entirely fortunate). And even if the situation is unfair, so fucking what? Life’s unfair. Grow up and deal with it.
Unrelated to the word NO (at least for right now), I sent an e-mail to the New Mexico Gaming and Alcohol Division. Its purpose involves beer, a Russian oligarch, and The Val Kilmer Project. AREN’T YOU EXCITED?!?!
(please don’t say NO.)