"Did you ask them about Project K?"
"No. I figured it would be a waste of time because they said no when I asked them about Projects A, L, and Z."
"Each of those projects deals with different subjects. The key decision-makers are also likely to have been different. They might agree to Project K."
"Well, okay, but I can guess what the answer will be."
"If you don't ask, I know what the answer will be."
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