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Old Sep 7, 18, 10:00 pm
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davie355
 
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Originally Posted by Enigma368 View Post
Most likely, you just caught someone having a bad day and in a foul mood. I think it is a bit strange but it is his pen so i am not sure if it is rude. Best course of action is to shrug it off and say "OK no problem".
It's his pen, and his right to lend / not lend. He is rude not to lend, because it's such a wildly unusual and obviously disappointing response.

Analogous situation: I am a customer, it is my right to tip / not tip. It is rude for me not to tip, assuming there is a customary tip.

Bottom line: exercising one's "right" may go hand in hand with being rude.
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