As a dog lover who isn't in a position to adopt a second dog, I ventured into the Austin Humane Society to borrow one for a day.
This was one that I felt got away from me. Just like the car salesman, the lady kept saying 'no' without giving me a reason other than "we don't do it here". I should have asked why and hear her side of the story. If there was a reason, maybe I could have worked on the reason instead of the issue itself.
Learning: remember to ask 'why' after a 'no'. Even if the rejection is for sure, it's good to learn the reason behind the rejection.