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Following Lono's comment on the "Artsy people piss me off" thread, (something about farting on someone's leg ) I thought that this would be an interesting thread. I personally don't like talking to strangers so a good brush off is very nice to have.
So post ways to brush people off, realistic, or hypothetical.
Mine: I am in Germany right now learning German, so if someone asks me anything I can just bust out in my worst broken German and say that I don't understand them. That ends the conversations real quick whether I actually understood them or not. hehe. Very handy considering that many Germans are really talkative and will not think twice about striking up a long-winded conversation with you.
Or I just say next to nothing, so that they lose interest. Works without insulting anyone.
My friend came up with an interesting way to deal with those people at uni who always try to hand out pamflets. He was walking along talking to a friend when the person just walked up and started shoving a pamflet in his face and talking at him. Completely disorented, he stumbled, looked at her and just screamed out "WHAT!!!!???". She didn't know what to say.
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Simply stare at them, saying nothing for a really long time. Look puzzled after awhile, smile, then slowly walk away.
Works every time.
Be nice, until its time to not be nice.
if someone starts talkin to you just keep saying "mm hmm" and nod.....usually works, might piss 'em off but it works
Well, the "mmm hmm" method usually pisses everyone off. Though I have met people dense enough to actually think that I was paying attention to them. HA, yeah right.
I usually do this:
Someone says something-
They ramble on.
"Ha ha, yeah I know."
Blah blah blah
And go on and on until they shut up. Though some people just don't shut up, so I usually just say "Yeah, that reminds me of this one time when I (make up a phoney story). Hey! I gotta go, seeya later." No hard feelings and I make a clean gettaway.
1 Copy of "Helter Skelkter" by Charles Manson
1 Highlighter Pen
Highlight passages while saying "OHHH THIS IS GOOD, I CAN REALLY USE THIS!"
Guarantee you will NOT be bothered.
To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
lol, you guys just gave me a great idea... Do you know what those "Water-Backpacks" are? The ones with the water inside the backpack and the tube coming out. When you bite on the tube water comes out? Okay, I've got one of those. I wanna cut a hole in my jeans pocket, put the tube down my pants. Then while I'm talking to someone I don't like, squeeze the tube and let the water flow. Man, wouldn't that just freak you out. Then, give them a hug and wipe your pants on them. Hehe, I really wanna try that. So evil:evilbat:
I always have fun to listen to someone for a long time and after a while I say "excuse me?"
the persons starts over, after a couple of seconds just say "what?"
If he/she tries it again, just keep on saying "excuse me?"/"what?" after a minute
I met people who really got mad on me for doing this