Can’t Please Everybody

“‘Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time,’ said Dumbledore, now peering sternly over his half-moon spectacles. ‘Not a week has passed since I became headmaster of this school when I haven’t had at least one owl complaining about the way I run it. But what should I do? Barricade myself in my study and refuse to talk to anybody?'”

 

J.K Rowling “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

 

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How to Respond to a Journalist

“It was Rita Skeeter. She was wearing acid-green robes today; the Quick-Quotes Quill in her hand blended perfectly against them.

‘Congratulations, Harry!’ she said, beaming at him. ‘I wonder if you could give me a quick word? How you felt facing that dragon? How you feel now, about the fairness of the scoring?’

‘Yeah, you can have a word,’ said Harry savagely, ‘GOOD-BYE.'”

 

J.K Rowling  “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”