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  •  Local retail campaign signs - let the owner know (1+ / 0-)
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    Of course, like everyone else, I make mental notes of retail places to avoid if I haven't been there before, but when I'm a regular customer, I want to be sure they know why they've lost my business.

    An additional small step is worthwhile--let the proprietor know!  

    Two years ago I was buying flowers in a retail shop. As I was ready to make the purchase at the counter, I noticed a stack of campaign literature for the Republican state house candidate opposing the incumbent Democrat I was supporting.  I stopped the purchase and explained why to the clerk, and ask her to tell the store owner.  

    During the last campaign season, for the first time my regular gas station had a campaign signs, and they promoted the Republican incumbent congressman.   So I hand-wrote a note that I had been a regular customer for years, but will now take my business down the street to the next gas station.  I gave it to the clerk and asked her to give it to the store owner.

    You can't just tell the clerk--best to provide a note that so that the message will find its way to the store owner.

    However, there was a store that gave me some conflict--it had signs promoting some Republicans and some promoting Democrats, though not in the same races.  My note left there was that I was a regular customer who disagreed with the support of the Republicans.

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