How do you react to a sarcastic remarks?

Philippines
February 12, 2009 2:04am CST
I got back from the office after hearing a two hour mass in a nearby chapel. i had 2 of my officemates with me. when we arrive some of the officemates are commenting what made you so long to attend a mass? i wonder why people are making sarcastic remarks when no one needs their opinion. if you were in my shoes how would you react to this? please share your thoughts.
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@maezee (33282)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Sometimes I make sarcastic remarks - but it's not with the intention of upsetting anyone, it's all in good humor for me. Personally, I like to call people out on their sarcastic remarks. A lot of people think that others don't NOTICE that they're being sarcastic - they think they're being slick. It depends on the situation, though. Either I'll play along, and shoot them back with another obviously-sarcastic remark, like "Well, Jeez, Thanks for the sarcasm. It's always appreciated" or "Thanks for your opinion! Gosh, I really needed that.." Being able to laugh it off helps too, so they can see that you're not taking their stupid remarks seriously. And you shouldn't. Otherwise, you can give it to them straight, and just TELL them to back off with those stupid sarcastic remarks. Honestly, I don't really understand your situation, but I understand being in a SIMILAR situation where people are rude and sarcastic and don't even know that they're doing it. =[ I personally wouldn't take it, but that's just me.
• China
13 Feb 09
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• United States
12 Feb 09
I would also tell them to stop. Or I would simply ignore it. What I really do with sarcastic comments is be sarcastic back. Which usually ends up in a bad situation...so I recommend you don't do that.
@akiira (97)
• Australia
12 Feb 09
I do exactly the same as you. If I'm in a bad mood, I'll tell them to stop, or ignore them. But most of the time, I tend to be sarcastic back as well. It's just sort of a reaction, and I snap back before I realise what I've done. -___-
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Maybe you have different belief. Because if you have the same, they would know what made you so long in the church..or maybe you just put it too seriously when they asked. It was obvious you don't have same religion...relax don't make it too seriously..cheer up
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
ignore..ignore and ignore :D dont mind them! you dont need to please them..
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I would tell them simply that I was about my business. And I would ask, and what business about was they about.. If I have no words, I will ignore them like they have never said anything to me. I dislike people whom always have to be such a pig head...
@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I normally just ignore it for the most part, if it continues, I would point out that you don't make sarcastic remarks at items that they like. That normally gets them to be quiet.
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
12 Feb 09
to it's how they do it, if they are doing in a smart way then i often will get upset. but if someone came up to me, and was like hey you spelled break wrong, it supposr to be like brake. all how they do it about anything
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Feb 09
hi roselynm..i guess some people really cant hold their tongue and happy to hurt people through giving sarcastic remarks..in my case ..then if ever i heard those i guess ill have to keep quite and let him be..i guess i should not waste my time on those kind of people and besides i don't like to have a misunderstanding to anyone...
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
12 Feb 09
Hey Roselyn. I think this depends on the relationship that i have with that person and of the mood i am in - i will either ignore it, or give a sarcastic reply myself. If you need any suggestions on this one, try watching some Walter Matheu and Jack Lemmon movies (like Grumpy Old Men) - and learn some good replies from there :D
@lrglara (1343)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
i would probably invite them to church and let them find out how long the mass takes... :) that's just me... sarcastic remarks are really irritating... better let them see for themselves.
@itshalom (355)
• Singapore
12 Feb 09
Some people are quick to comment without realising their words would cause offences. In my shoes, i will return offensive remarks jokingly and of course i would take into account as our relationship. In your case, i would reply, got to ask the church whats holding us up.