Top 5 Moments of Rejection on Lost: #3 Flashes Before Your Eyes - MacCutcheon
DESMOND: With all due respect, sir, I haven’t come here to interview for a position in your company.
WIDMORE: You haven’t?
DESMOND: No, sir. I came here to ask for your daughter’s hand in marriage. We’ve been together 2 years now and Pen’s moving in and I love her. Your permission would mean everything to me.
WIDMORE: I’m impressed, Hume — a very noble gesture.
WIDMORE: You know anything about whiskey?
DESMOND: No, I’m afraid not, sir.
WIDMORE: This is a 60 year MacCutcheon, named after Anderson MacCutcheon, esteemed Admiral from the Royal Navy. He retired with more medals than any man before or since — moved to the highlands to see out his remaining years. Admiral MacCutcheon was a great man, Hume. This was his crowning achievement.
WIDMORE: This swallow is worth more than you could make in a month. [he drinks it down] To share it with you would be a waste, and a disgrace to the great man who made it — because you, Hume, will never be a great man.
DESMOND: Mr. Widmore, I know I’m not…
WIDMORE: What you’re not, is worthy of drinking my whiskey. How could you ever be worthy of my daughter?