I'm too cynical to care.
A- This is just another pack of lies. People have lied to me so many times in the past that I am cynical of talk like this - talk is cheap. I have not only become cynical, but I am blase' about such comments. I treat them the same way, and I do when I read where can I buy your books?
B - The proposal was put by an Asian man, as I have stated many times - my former golden rule was NEVER work for Asians. That was then; this is now, and things have altered vastly - mainly I am considering lowering my standards.