If I ask for something, it's because I wanted it five minutes ago and couldn't do it myself.
Personality quirk. Sorry.
But, seriously. I don't ask for things unless I feel that they are needed. And by needed, I mean, we've been doing without, and having it will make things better, so, the best time to have that thing that I'm asking for would have been five minutes ago, because the sooner things can be better, the better..
To me, a delay is the same as a "no". If I ask for something and you don't say "no" but also don't say "yes"? That means you're trying to think of a good excuse to say "no", and just haven't thought of one, yet.
Or, maybe you're a passive aggressive piece of crap.
So when I make a proposal at work, and it's November, and the person I'm proposing it to says that they can set up a meeting some time in January to talk about maybe doing it, guess what? I've already labeled them a slow-moving do-nothing zero and moved on. I'm looking elsewhere for my yes, because that person clearly sucks.
Here's the thing....I work for a massive corporation, and part of the reason this corporation is, in fact, massive, is that the culture of the organization is the very opposite of "slow-moving do-nothing". You succeed, achieve, change and grow by being quick on your feet. Our executive leadership is yammering on about it all the time: Innovation! Change! Forward Movement! Bring us your ideas! Go! Go! Go!
All of this begs the question....how do slow-moving do-nothing zeros even have jobs here?
How do they have jobs anywhere?
But most importantly....why do they have jobs that suck the life out of other people's jobs?