You just don't know how to work a lead. It doesn't matter if they say no, if they are one foot in the grave, drunks, have half a heart, have one lung, aren't interested, ect. ect.
There is a recording around hear that the marketers will tell you is one of the best leads they ever heard. You should hear it. Then go out and sell and stop whining.
Maybe somebody would be nice enough to post that recording for you of the great lead.
Oh wait, here it is: