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  •  An even stronger construction (3+ / 0-)
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    oceanview, RosyFinch, PinHole

    would be:

    Your bigotry has lost you a sale, although "I doubt very much the knowledge of this will make you rethink your ignorant position on people of other races.  I hope it might make you think twice before voicing your ignorance, and I hope that you might refrain from assuming others share that ignorance simply because of what they look like or where they come from.

     {Your bigotry has lost you this sale, and any future sales to me or my family.  I will do my best through word of mouth and any other means available to ensure that my friends and colleagues learn of your bigotry, and your employer's apparent support of your position.}

    The part I put in { } might be a bridge too far for you.  If this paragraph was a piece of my own writing, I'd look at that last sentence (in original) and say to myself that is was too 'girly', a nose-in-the-air flouncing out of the room in high dudgeon.  And I'd think that this guy was too dense to be withered by scorn.  So I'd remind him of the consequences of his action, and tell him plainly what my plans for action are.  But that's just me.  I tend to go for the body-blow, not the slap in the face.  You may want a different approach.

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