Comment: That would be the one excuse I can think of:

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That would be the one excuse I can think of:

"They" are holding your family hostage in the basement with guns to their heads.

But you skip one step. "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they co-opt you with an offer you lack the moral integrity to refuse, or, if you do refuse, then comes the threat.