“Don’t let someone else’s bitterness change the person you are.”
This quote definitely holds a meaning which every one of us should incorporate within us, because rude statements are not given by strangers. Instead it is always our near and dear ones like friends and family who turn out to be judging us as well as passing remarks.
But the question is whether your reply has any role to play or not? Yes, it of course has, and you don’t have to be rude in that, you can be straight forwardly sensitive and stop them too.
Here are the best comeback dialogues/lines you sure can use to speak up to people who are being their rude insensitive self.
1. Thank you, but I don’t have time to listen to your experiences.
This one is well applicable on people who don’t miss a single chance to bump into you in parties or public places, especially when you are having a conversation with important people. And, right after they bump in, what they do is insult you relentlessly.
You don’t have to smile or ask that very person insulting you to leave because then you are hurting your self-respect. For example, you are having a conversation with your clients at an official gathering and that person comes to throw tantrums at you in front of those important officials. So, what you do now stay quiet?
You must say, “Thank you, but I don’t have time to listen to your experiences.”
2. Isn’t this gathering all for some purpose?
Now imagine you are having this special family get together where the purpose has been to congratulate the parents to be couple.
Suddenly, your not so sweet relative comes up to you and starts with his/her lame comments of how you are never going to find a partner or about the small business you run or literally anything. Then speak up for yourself and ask them to stop.
This statement here, “Isn’t this gathering all for some purpose?” is applicable on all the relatives who don’t miss a single chance to pass their lame comments on what has been happening in your life.
3. How come are you so negative?
This question is literally supposed to be asked to every person who has never been supportive to your life goals or decisions. Someone like your friend who is also your roommate, you can let him or her know that there is nothing wrong in being a little positive.
Also, by asking this question you are not being rude instead you are just letting them know that their negative comments or feedback bothers you, especially when you don’t expect such things on your face all the time.
4. You are right.
Sometimes saying, “You are right” to someone who is never right is how you can be smart in responding to their rudeness.
For people who know nothing about mannerism shouldn’t be taught manners every single time. It is better to leave them on their own terms and let them know how right they actually are!
For example, someone you know comes up to you and says, “You don’t know how to carry yourself” or “Your face looks ugly today”. Then just let them know that they are right, and you like it this way. This is going to burn them, and they will eventually shut up.
5. I hope you didn’t mean to be Inappropriate.
A simple and straight to the point way of making a rude person shut up is to tell him or her, “I hope you didn’t mean to be Inappropriate”. This will ensure that the person is clearly not making any sense and he or she must shut up.
Often people don’t realize how much their inappropriate remarks hurts the other person so, they must know.
6. I appreciate your opinion, but my opinions are clearly not the same or I appreciate your opinion, but I don’t agree with you.
If you ever feel that you are being part of a conversation where your friend or cousin is repeatedly being insulted by your relative or parent. Then the best way to save him or her with a quick comeback is to let them know that their will to give an opinion makes sense but their opinion doesn’t.
Or maybe you should tell them not to include you into this because you clearly don’t agree with them. It is okay not to have an opinion and most importantly it is fine not to agree with your elders.
7. I’m done or There is no point in continuing this conversation.
When you feel that the conversation you are having with your friend or parents is heating up and you clearly stand by your views then it is always a better idea to walk away from the conversation.
There is no point in fighting when the person right in front of you doesn’t get your point. Moreover, anger management begins the very point you decide to keep quiet and get away with whatever is causing it in the first place.
8. I love the way I am, Self-love is the key.
There is this thing with almost all of us that we don’t love ourselves enough to make the other person fall in love with you.
By this we mean, if you don’t love yourself then you are going to always be in a room full of judgements. People have this habit of telling others the way they should look or dress or behave.
So, next time when someone comes up to you to tell you that you should join the gym or how you manage to act normal in such a bad time; smile and say, “I love the way I am, Self-love is the key.”
9. Laughter is the best medicine.
Laughter is the best medicine, it surely is. Right when you are feeling too low to the time you cannot hide your excitement, you should laugh.
This one really works as you don’t have to say something or make a bad phase, all you have to do is Laugh it off right on their face. For example, “You haven’t really met someone all this while?”, laugh and say, “No, I haven’t, and I certainly have patience.”
The keyword is not to forget to laugh.
So, what you learn from these nine Comebacks is to never be Rude to the Rude. Simply, be poise and calm.
You must have read memes about remembering all the good points after the fight is over or after the person has left. This is because we forget to take the chill pill. So, next time you know what you have to do. Good day!