… received a chilly email.
It came from someone who had invited me to partner on a potential project.
The project was kind of interesting, but not quite right.
So I thanked him for the opportunity but politely declined.
His email back to me was very different in tone than the first one he sent. Not friendly, even a little bit angry.
The way somebody responds to “no” tells you a lot more about them than the way they respond to “yes.”