This article from the WSJournal Online by Bret Stephens tells it in a way that caught my eye:
I once overhead a guy try to make a date over the phone. His end of the conversation went roughly as follows:
"How about Friday?" (Pause.) "Not Friday? Because I’m free most of the weekend." (Pause.) "Not this weekend? What about next Saturday?" (Pause.) "Are you free at all next week?" (Long pause.) "Well, are you ever free?"
Apparently she was not, at least as far as he was concerned.
Now it’s the turn of the Obama administration to play the guy who won’t take a hint. And it falls to the Islamic Republic of Iran to be the girl who’s hard—actually, impossible—to get. (ed. emphasis)