Annoying Family Members that Need to Be Hit In the Face. With a Brick. Repeatedly.

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  1. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    She probably did, too.
    She spent her life working in male dominated fields and, if I recall correctly, she is not a large woman. She probably had to learn pretty quickly to let things just roll right off. And I’m sure no one coddled her through it, either. Sink or swim. I guess she swam. :p
     
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  2. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    Hey, Only YOU can control how you react.
    When you show other people where your goat is, and then they come and get it, you have no reason to complain.
    If ya get my drift.
     
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  3. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    Go all Southern on him

    "well bless your heart Gary, aint you so sweet, those are very interesting thoughts, thank you so much for sharing"
     
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    slc Senior Member

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    No, in fact YOU ruined your entire day, and several subsequent days, over stupid comments that really don't matter and you're STILL upset.

    And.....You're still doing exactly the same things with your horse, if you would take a moment to notice. So who gives a poo what Uncle Ralph says?

    This is one of those cases where you really can decide not to be upset about what some meaningless person said who has absolutely no control over anything you do.
     
  5. ChestersMomma

    ChestersMomma Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    I think that's a good approach. Sugar sweet. "Oh thaaank you soooo much! I can't tell you really care about me!"

    OR

    Uncle Gary walks in. You rush over like it's an emergency. Talk loudly so as to draw some attention.
    "UNCLE GARY UNCLE GARY... phew... glad you're here. I've been waiting for you to give me the lowdown on what I'm doing wrong so I can get that out of the way and enjoy myself the rest of the day. So lay it on me... I'm ready "
    STARE.
     
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  6. CJ

    CJ Senior Member

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    Sometimes the better part of valor is a calculated retreat.
    Ive gone a few rounds with someone who Will Not let It Go about being under employed/ educated/ achieving.. and at that point when they start the windup at all, I actually say "Weve discussed this, and I am not getting into it with you again." and walk away.
    Some people just like the contention, or to hear their own opinion aired and debated. Some people make themselves feel Better by making others feel Small. To not have an audience or adversary effectively quells all of it.
    State or stake a line in the sand and "exit stage-left" imo. Enjoy the rest of the party/ company and avoid the acerbic wall flower.
     
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  7. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    Oh, I completely agree. But it is a work in progress for a lot of us.
     
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  8. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    Just replay my voice telling you: “Do they sign your paycheck?“ If the answer is no, then their opinion is irrelevant.

    That was my Grandmother's answer to unsolicited criticism.
     
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  9. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    I love it! :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  10. endurgirl

    endurgirl Senior Member

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    You need to work on your resting 'b' face. And stare at him while he's talking, check your phone or watch, sigh, etc. Don't let him get to you.

    Or just picture him naked and laugh in his face. :rofl:
     

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