“So. No means yes then, right?”
“No, J. No ALWAYS means no.”

I can’t remember what we were discussing, and to be honest it’s not really that important, but is there ever an unequivocal, black and white, straight down the line, with no explanation, no? Does anyone ever get a simple no. Try it. Did you say ‘no’ and there followed an uncomfortable silence as the other person waited for you to give a reason for your response? Did you start gabbling away to fill the void and thereby explain your no? Hmmm. Thought so.

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