“NO is always the answer to a question that hasn’t been asked.”
Or, more commonly: If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
Inspired by the generous soul stationed at the ticket gates, who allowed Belinda, me, and our two kids to go through the gate for free, so we could bid Bel’s parents goodbye from their platform at Central Station.
If we hadn’t asked, we’d have assumed we couldn’t go through the gates without a ticket, and would have missed the opportunity for a meaningful farewell.
NO is always the answer to a question that hasn’t been asked.