Just say NO
I have seen this a lot. I have asked a friend or coworker or manager
or ... for something not special, not dangerous and not hard for them,
but important for me. A letter of recommendation for instance.
And what do they say?
- I don´t know.
- I am too busy now. I can do it later.
- Let me ask if A or B or C could do it for you.
- I don´t know if I can do it for you.
Can´t you just say NO instead of wasting my time?