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If I'm just the middle-man, proxying someone's request to the appropriate person, why should I be the one to chase it up?

Them: "What's happening with getting that change approved?"
Me: "I'm still waiting for approval?"
Them: "It's really urgent..."
Me: "Yes, I know."
Them: "Well, can you chase it up?"

At this point, I want to say "I have asked for the approval; if you're not happy that I'm waiting more patiently than you, how about you go and bug the person we're waiting on?"

Of course, I don't say that, partly because it's so darn obvious, that I don't see that suggesting it will make any difference...

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