As the following thank-you email says, Reggie was surprised not to be offered the teaching position he had interviewed for. Instead of letting the job rejection make him angry, he took a positive view and wrote a message that definitely keeps the door open for future teaching job opportunities.
Here's the thank-you email Reggie wrote:
You may be surprised to hear this: “Thank you for almost hiring me!” I say that because, based on how well our three interviews went, I feel that I must have been a close runner-up for the teaching position. Am I right?
Again, thank you!
If Reggie had sent a hardcopy thank-you note, here's what it might have looked like: