Here are a few funny comebacks that you can try in polite yet positive ways when you encounter rude people.
There are all kinds of people around us, including rude ones. Rudeness in people is often identified by their negative comments, refusal to do something, being authoritative and other similar characteristics. Such people often offend others and hurt their emotions to supreme levels.
Ignoring rude people could be an easy first step, however, if the behaviour continues, you have all the right to defend and express yourself. Here are a few comebacks that you can try in polite yet positive ways when you encounter rude people.
1. You Always Have Something Negative To Say, Don’t You?
This takes the attention off of you and back onto them, making them think twice about their choice of conversation topics. Not only will you, rightfully so, draw their focus onto their own words, but also force them to reconsider what they say in the future.
Speaking your mind when a person repeats behavior that offends you is never wrong or uncalled for; if you feel you need to draw attention to someone’s behavior, then listen to your gut. The person’s negativity likely affects other people besides you, so making them aware of their own toxic behavior will actually benefit you and others in future situations with this person.
2. I Don’t Remember Asking For Your Opinion
The line determines who you respect and whose feedback you value. It’s an indirect way of saying that you do not need their advice and will ignore all their feedback.
3. Thanks For Sharing. We’re All Refreshed And Challenged By Your Unique Point Of View
It’s a funny way of making the person realise that the idea they are sharing is not new or unique, and there is no point in going forward with the same.
4. You Always Bring Me So Much Joy The Minute You Leave The Room
The lines hint at the rude person that other people are happy and joyful in their absence, and it’s probably them (the rude person) that makes the surrounding tensed.
5. I Appreciate Your Perspective
Not only does is this an intelligent approach, but it will also show the person that you only wish to communicate in an adult manner, and not stoop to their level. Any rude comments reflect the other person’s shaky perception of themselves, so remember that when someone blurts out something tactless. They may want to bring you down, but you don’t have to let them. Show them that you will only continue the conversation with dignity and respect. They may actually respect you more by reacting in such a considerate way. If this doesn’t happen, shift your focus with this next tip.
6. You’re Right
While most people have a hard time saying these two words, it will benefit you to make the other person believe they were in the right in what they said, and will likely cause the conversation to be cut short. What more can they say after this comeback? You admit their rightness and then disengage from the conversation. While you might not get as much satisfaction by using this tactic, it will put a damper on the other person’s enjoyment since they won’t get a rise out of you, which is what they were after in the first place.
This reaction will definitely catch the offender off-guard and make a rude person feel embarrassed for even making the comment in the first place. For instance, if your aunt brings up your recent job loss at dinner again, just laugh. It will make the present moment seem a little less serious, and will send a message that you don’t let other people’s rude comments affect your mood or outlook on life.
8. Please Cancel My Subscription To Your Issues
These lines may make the person realise that others do not need their advice or suggestions and do not want to be bothered.