Someone just bluntly told me they had hired another illustrator (not me) and now was looking for a writer. They don’t need and won’t use my service, but if I know any good writer I can recommend and they will consider that (consider hiring that said writer, not hiring me).
I wonder if this one will bring a box of fired chicken to KFC, and tell the employee “I won’t buy anything here, I already have my food. Now I want a drink, but I don’t want your drink either. Do you know a good coffee house? Tell me and I’ll consider going there.”