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    Not now, can't you see I'm in a meeting?

    Why did she respond in an arrogant way though she asked for help? Is it because she was with a different person she didn't ask for help for or is it her strategy to appeal to the client?

    ex)A business woman named Cindy noticed a famous successful business woman, Jessica, in the airport VIP lounge. She decided to go ahead, approached Jessica, and introduced herself. Much to her surprise, Jessica turned out to be very nice. Encouraged by this, Cindy said that she was about to close a very important business deal and asked her a favor. She wanted Jessica to say a quick “Hello, Cindy!” while she met with her client. Jessica agreed to do that. Ten minutes later when Cindy was speaking with her client, she approached and said, “Hi, Cindy, what's going on?” To this she arrogantly replied, “Not now, can't you see I'm in a meeting?”
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    Re: Not now, can't you see I'm in a meeting?

    I realize Cindy must have tried to the client by showing off that she knew a great person like Jessica to help to close a deal. Is it correct?

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    Re: Not now, can't you see I'm in a meeting?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I realize Cindy must have tried to the client by showing off that she knew a great person like Jessica to help to close a deal. Is it correct?
    Yes, it's probably that.

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    Re: Not now, can't you see I'm in a meeting?

    Not only that she knew this famous person, but that she was able to act dismissively towards her.

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    Re: Not now, can't you see I'm in a meeting?

    I can't say I find her strategy very effective. I don't care if you're being rude to Bill Gates or being rude to the guy who is emptying the trash -- if you're rude, I'm not impressed.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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