This MS-style modal dialog which demands that you pay attention
to it and not the sentence you were just in the middle of typing, is
really very, very stupid.
First of all, it should sit back in the background where it belongs
and wait for you to decide that you care (if ever).
Second, you should be able to Get Info on the guy who is sending
the request (oh my god!) instead of having to click Authorize or
Deny before doing anything (including getting back to that sentence
-- even though you have already forgotten what you were typing
As you may be able to tell, this has bothered me for a few years
now but I never wrote about it because I figured you would just
ignore me .. so here is your chance.