Jeff Bezos: How do you say no to annoying meeting requests?

Source: https://qz.com/work/1799193/jeff-bezos-on-how-to-say-no-to-meetings/

How do you respond:

  1. A) Yes, I’ll definitely meet with you.
  2. B) No, I won’t meet with you.
  3. C) Tell you what. Call so and so and they’ll work something out.
  4. D) Quietly resolve to become a shut-in.
  5. E) Something else (fill in the blank)

Quite interesting to see Jeff Bezos’s answer (Option C).

Unfortunately this option only works for higher level executives who have a secretary/admin staff?