October 26, 2016
The rules according to a toddler, part 2
“No” is not the answer to your question, “no” is just the first word that came into my head when you asked the question.
Even if “no” was the answer to your question, it was really just a suggestion. Think of it as a starting point for negotiation. Are we not reasonable people? What might you offer me, if perhaps “no” were not in fact the answer to your question?
“No” is most definitely the answer to your question, how dare you even think of suggesting otherwise? Aren’t you the one who keeps saying that no means no? Does that not apply to me as well as you? I have said “no”, I meant “no”, and the wold may very well come to an end right now if you question my assessment of the situation at all.
“Yes” is not the answer to your question either.