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Old 30.06.2017, 12:55
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Most of the witty replies need some self confidence and self esteem, with a dash of superiority and an hint of egoism. Helps do know or at least believe that you are right.

Aber suscht keis Problem?

Hätt dini Alti dich scho wieder nöd aneglah?

The "Ich han kei Nüssli"-Spiel. Think of him a squirrel being after nuts. If he comes do you simply and plainly just tell him you ain't have any Nüssli. Like you would to an small child or animal. No explanation. Subsequently tell him you still haven't any, already have told him so, or why he comes back.

Problem, he may have an even wittier response. Some people have years of training and will shred you in pieces with their words, action or non-action, or simple plain stare. And they like it and is source of their joy.

With such people the best option could be retreat or as doropfiz says: Shoulder shrugging, not even acknowledging it in a good or bad way. No hurt feeling or angry reaction from the victim, no joy for the prep.

Beware: I was once physically attacked after ignoring such a guy. In a professional setting. In only lightly defended myself and did not counter attack. Just like i did not respond to his verbal attacks. Result was the that guy made an absolute and complete fool out of himself in front of others. He lost any respect he had in the group.
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Aleydis strikes me as the confident type. Definitely no retreat - if TF is singling folk out for his toddler outbursts, he needs to know he's misjudged the situation. Affecting the right "Do not mess with me little boy" body language is a good bet too.

It's worked for me when facing down groups of man-sized teenagers!


I like the SquirrelNuts thing though.
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George Carlin — 'Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.'
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The worst was a guy (same team) screaming at me during an amateur volleyball match. True, I was not standing on the right position in the court. But screaming and being nasty? Repeatedly? I pulled the A-hole card after a while. He pulled the same. I asked why am I one? Because I called him one. I am looking for something more productive. To get the message across. I will get banned if I punch him.
Discuss this issue with the whole team after the match is over. Confront him again when the whole team is there and tell him in uncertain terms that you don't tolerate this language. I don't think you can do much on the spot while you are playing, the rival team will pick up your insecurities as a team and thrive on them.

Seems like someone who really, really wants to win. Probably a jerk too, but he should be reminded that there are limits. "I know we all want to win but..."...something like that.
Lol, I don't know how well can tricks from handball work here, but I tried.

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Old 30.06.2017, 14:20
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... I will get banned if I punch him.
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No. Don't do that. Instead make sure you've got some popcorn handy, and when he starts his rants...
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Or you could just state loudly and for all to hear...

"Look, I'm sure you're a real catch but you're not really my type. It's not me, it's you..."
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Re: Donkey Bottoms

I tend to inquire about their wellbeing or tell them I am sorry to see that they are clearly unhappy with their life and that they should just get it all out if it makes them feel better. That way, their attempt to show power looks like they are simply unable to cope with life and are ranting at me because of it. I can cope with this kind of openly aggressive behaviour quite well because I have someone rather choleric in my family. It also helps that I am totally unafraid of someone getting violent (assuming no weapons) as they would more than likely not come out of the altercation looking terribly clever. Not a violent person myself but I have a pretty good instinct for self-preservation and don't feel the need to be considerate toward violent folk.

Very occasionally I have to deal with an unhappy customer on the phone and I find that agreeing with them and then asking what they feel I should do tends to calm things down. Even if it's not my fault, I apologise and tell them I totally get where they are coming from and that I am sure we will find a solution together. Furthermore, we appreciate feedback, even if it is negative, because it allows us to do a better job in future. The cool thing is that you can basically reverse the approach if you are unhappy with something, it's amazing how quickly things can be resolved when you are charmingly threatening.

What I am less adept at dealing with is the insidious, nasty type of aggression, people whispering about you or saying nasty things about your appearance. I got teased mercilessly at school and it was deemed inappropriate for a girl to beat up her bullies to make them shut up (which would have been my approach of choice). So groups of teenagers make my blood run cold to this day and of course, they smell this a mile off. Or maybe their inner chaos and insecurity just means that everyone around them is fair game, who knows. I was never part of one of those gaggle of girls that go silent when someone walks past and then starts laughing.

It surprises me that your team mate is acting this way, does he understand the concept of team sports? Taunting or yelling at teammates for not doing what we practiced in training is one thing but there is no need to be nasty about it! Do you have an official team captain? I feel they should make it clear what is acceptable within the team.
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Re: Donkey Bottoms

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When faced with a screaming knobstick who clearly has no self control... smile. Smile broadly, smile brilliantly, smile.


It will piss them off like nothing else. And you will appear to have taken the moral(ish) high ground.
This is nearly right but whilst smiling broadly raise your pinkie (little finger) and bend it up and down, thus implying that it is his possession of an undersized penis which is the root cause of his aggression.
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He did not show up today. But I am prepared well for next time he does. Thanks to EF members!!

PS. Was a lot of fun today. Beats the treadmill.

PPS. If only I could stay away from chips and ice cream today. Or tomorrow. Or on Sunday.
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