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Is it ok to challenge a bad customer to a fist fight?

I have spent a few years in sales at this point (SMB, MId-Market, and Enterprise) and I have met some real asshole prospects/customers along the way (also some awesome ones).


I was once running a deal with the CIO and IT team at a mid-market financial services company that seemed to be going well. When we started the POC my SE admitted certain limitations of our solution but proposed a workaround.


The CIO lost their mind, started cussing us out and even started throwing slurs (honest to God).


At the time, we brought in our VP who kindly told the CIO we would be ending any future conversations with the company.


In hindsight, would it have been acceptable to challenge the CIO to a fistfight in a Walmart parking lot halfway between our two offices?

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Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
This is exactly the type of post I'd expect from someone named DrunkZuko
drendo
Politicker
+8
Enterprise Account Executive
No. Obviously.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Was going to say no, but after reading this I would've loved to watch the CIO get his kicked on Worldstar๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Answer is no, but I want to see it happen once before I die lol
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
that would be hilarious
sketchysales
Arsonist
+6
Sales Manager
My head says no, my heart says yes.ย  Eitherway, your job probably would have terminated as quickly as that deal.
paddy
Arsonist
+9
Account Executive
Yes I think it' acceptable. Duke it out
stanrym
Valued Contributor
+5
CEO
i don't fight I run away
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