How do you politely turn down someone who wants to "grab coffee sometime"? - Quora
Eric Barker stashed this in Communication
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.