How do you deal with rude people?

@m_perez (506)
United States
October 11, 2010 6:53pm CST
Well the other day I was getting out of class and going down the stairs. The stairs are always filled since it's the only way down from the second floor and they're pretty small. Anyways they're was a girl behind me and she was pushing everyone out of the way and yelled things like " hurry up you slow people" along with some vulgar words in between and she also yelled out"move out of my way you ****** people. Then she passed by me and pushed me forward but luckily my friend was in front to catch me. I was about to tell her off but decided not to since I didn't want to start things and I knew the girl would have probably talked back to me and wouldn't have stopped for a long time. Besides I'm a very skinny girl and I'm sure she wouldn't have hesitated to break me. So I kept my mouth shut and let it go. How do you deal with people like this or in other words..rude people?
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6 responses
• United States
12 Oct 10
Usually just moving out the way and letting her pass by is enough unless you are prepared for further confrontation. Now the sneaky side of me says yup let her though and as soon as she does make like everyone is shoving and push at her too. You can always look like it came from behind...LOL
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@m_perez (506)
• United States
13 Oct 10
Well it's kind of hard to move to the side on stairs especially when surrounded by other people. A side of me as well wanted to shove her but I decided against it. I didn't want to be like her.
• United States
14 Oct 10
Good strategy honey and well with so many bullies at schools the last thing you need is harassment, maybe one day someone will just stop her in her tracks and she will finally learn manners.
@hushi22 (4940)
12 Oct 10
nah. most of the time i ignore them but when i get really pissed off i reprimand them and try to let them reflect on what they are doing.
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@m_perez (506)
• United States
13 Oct 10
I try to ignore rude people too. I hate getting mad because, well it's just not good for a person's health. Although, I'm not a perfect person and I have moments when I lash out on people for no reason. Maybe she was having a really bad day. I don't know. I'll stop paying mind to it. If I think about it more it actually makes me more mad and makes me think that I should have done something.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
11 Oct 10
I'd've let her pass and given HER a good shove, turn about's fair play.
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@GDTimothy (446)
• United States
12 Oct 10
Without knowing the details of exactly why this rude girl was in such a hurry, it's very hard to judge her. It is obvious that she was certainly anxious to get somewhere quickly. She may not have been just impatient. Perhaps she was very upset about something? But like I said, if you don't know why she was in such a hurry, it's very difficult to say what you should do in that circumstance.
@m_perez (506)
• United States
13 Oct 10
Actually she wasn't in a hurry because when she got down from the stairs she just casually walked away. I think she just hates traffic. But it can't be helped..it gets really full. Though, I must admit that I as well get mad when it takes me too long to get down those stairs.
• Philippines
12 Oct 10
It so good to stoop down to the level of rude people to taste their own medicine, however since you stoop down on them they will think you failed because they waste your time talking back on them. We know rude people are rude people, they will not change unless they've met their match. I remember one rude friend i have in college. He do not like me obviously and i do not know why. I always think that he is a gay but he is not, he just dislike me and that's all. Every time I am coming in front of him he moved away, and one time i overhear him saying bad things about me which are not true so confronted him right away. Do you know what he did, he talk back and his being rude saying I am lust. Why? there is a big question mark on my fore head when he said that. He did not know me that much to accused me. He even said i have so many boys when the truth is where? where are the boys he was talking about? I am not into like that in college and even my classmate was like WTF he was talking about. He looks like a lunatic for saying it. Just to stop his hallucination one male classmate punched him and we left him. Although the accusation is not true I was still hurt by the way he treated me and I found out the reason why after a week.
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• Philippines
7 Nov 10
The best, Proven way of countering the cruelty and rudeness of people is smiling back at them. I have tested this many times and bringing cruel people back at their good minds.