10. Drop the subtlety, and let them know how you really feel.
We’ve all been in situations where someone tries to appeal to our emotions in order to get out of doing something they don’t want to do. Turn the tables and vent a bit before slipping in the “Yeah, I don’t care” bit. You’ll get to unload some stress and remind him you don’t have time for excuses. Win! Madam Secretary airs Sundays at 8/7c.