You could just say “No” and not elaborate.
Escape both dishonesty and wrath — as long as there are no follow-up questions.
Correction: (Not that I would not now, decades later.)
And others, too.
According to one joke, there was a doctor who had a horse named Consultation.
“I’m sorry, but the doctor is away, on Consultation.”
How long does a p/u/p/p/e/t/ preferred regime have to retain control after US departure for it to count? A year? A month? Five years?
I think it folded well before the warranty period was up, regardless.
That reminds me of the time I was reading an “Archie” comic (I must have been really bored) and read the word “FLICK”.
It was quite a while ago, so I got a juvenile laugh out of it. (Not that I would now, decades later.)
I didn’t say criminals. But there’s a lot of that, too.
No, government officials of all sorts are blood-sucking parasites, to the extent that they are not working for the common good. So, almost completely.
“The vast majority of what government does is rob or boss one group of people for the emotional or material benefit of another group of people.”
Examples available upon request. Your choice: national, state, local. Or you can leave it up to me.
If it hadn’t been stolen by your neighbors, or other free-lancers.