Here's Blog Quote #698...(Ask why?...)
"When someone says no, ask 'why?' How else will you learn?
Pretty smart advice here from the former Sports Illustrated swim suit queen-pin. Most successful people don't take no for an answer very easily. Persistence and ant like perseverance is a likely contributor to their lifetime achievements.
Also, a good inquisitive attitude also helps. Maybe there is a darn good reason for the denial? Or perhaps it's a smokescreen that can easily be pressed through- for those willing to charge ahead.
Either way, there is an opportunity to learn from the one who said no. Ask and see what they say. Certainly nothing bad will come out of the question. More likely, much good can and will result...from asking why/why not.
That's my view...what say you?