After two months of vexed attempts to follow up on a personal introduction, after two weeks of thwarted attempts to 'confirm' what seemed to have been all finalised at an interview, after two days of increasingly fractious non-negotiation about the details of a particularly insane and stupid contract... I have just blown yet another "job prospect" out of the water.
And boy, did that feel good!
Sometimes, when people are being idiots, you just have to tell them that they are being idiots. I refuse to work with a pair of dingbats who appear to have the combined IQ of a watermelon.