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How do you politely turn down someone who wants to "grab coffee sometime"? - Quora

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This is a classic from Quora.

The best pieces of advice are to say no thank you, delay for a few months, or make a request that adds friction to the process by asking the asker to do something.

In an era of overflowing inboxes and streams, increasingly I see requests just ignored, too.

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