But people continue to make the utterly baffling choice to refuse it anyway.
Or else there are those, like me, who refuse to be so rude as to inconvenience the passengers behind us.
Consequently, this is an issue where the administration can afford to draw lines in the sand and refuse to compromise.
c.1300, from Old French refuser "reject, disregard, avoid" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *refusare, frequentative form from past participle stem of Latin refundere "pour back, give back" (see refund (v.)). Related: Refused; refusing.
mid-14c., "an outcast;" mid-14c., "a rejected thing, waste material, trash," from Old French refus "waste product, rubbish; refusal, denial, rejection," a back-formation from the past participle of refuser (see refuse (v.)). As an adjective from late 14c., "despised, rejected;" early 15c., "of low quality."