Amanda
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Amanda asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 1 month ago

Is this a rude thing to say after someone rejects something?

Person A belongs to a club and is keeping little ribbons in a ziplock bag, ready to sell them for a dollar each to support for cancer. Person A walks past Person B who's sitting down and asks, "Would you like to buy a ribbon to support for cancer?" Person B replies, "No, thank you." Person A says, "Well, let's see if you get cancer" and then walks away.

Was Person A's statement rude?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Yes Person A's statement was absolutely rude. They gave Person B a choice on whether or not they wanted to buy a ribbon and Person B politely declined. Person A is wrong for making the other feel bad about their choice and even more wrong for their choice of words. 

  • Chanel
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    1 month ago

    Yes rude and the wrong person for the job.

    I volunteered for animal day and I did not say anything. People decided themselves whether or not to put coins in the box. That was when I spoke to offer them a sticker and to say thank you.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    yes, that was very rude

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Of course it's rude and inappropriate.  Person A shouldn't be allowed in public.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Person A needs a check up from the neck up. If you are going to sell something you can’t take rejection personally. After all, person B might have otherwise later decided to support this charity. A not only represented his or her self but the entire charity. 

    Also B’s reasons were completely justified. How do we the charity is legitimate? What if B already supports cancer charities or another important cause and that is all he or she can spend? B might volunteer at a soup kitchen 5 days a week for all A knows!

    Until A has their head right, they should not be representing anyone. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is rude and not at all the right response. Much better to accept the refusal politely 

    if you want to make Person B feel like a total heel.

  • 1 month ago

    When expectation is not met, there can be anger and frustration.  Person B was not under any obligation to buy a ribbon and it would seem Person A simply expects/assumes people will buy a ribbon because of the cause.  This statement is a manifestation of anger/annoyance/perhaps resentment.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes............................................................

  • 1 month ago

    Yes and somewhat on the stupid side also

  • 1 month ago

    it does sound rude

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