Irritation of the Old Mandarin

There was another reporter
(A young woman, this time)
Who came to my hotel to ask whether
The Fine Art of Self-Salesmanship
Had made much progress in China?
I said, " Dear young Madam,
As regards ladies, our language has for that Fine Art
An ugly word.
As regards Aggressive Business Men
I can only say,
Caveat Emptor. "
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