To the ear, the sentence can get tiring. “I don’t want to comment. But I wouldn’t be surprised.” You hear it once. Twice. Thrice. Four times. But each time, on further pestering, the person in question starts narrating a story of their own. Very similar. Nothing specific, but something that goes like, “I know of this one instance where…”
The folklore in question is this: So, one time a large media buying agency was pitching for the business of one of the largest fast-moving consumer product companies in India. One which also has a flourishing tobacco business.