“They can always say no” is the mantra of someone who is hustling for attention, promo or a sale.
But when you hustle a colleague or a friend, they can tell. They can tell that you’re being selfish, angling for a short-term win and trading something precious for something now.
When we ask someone to do something for us that we wouldn’t recommend they do for someone else, an important bond is lost.
Hustle belongs in hockey.